February 2003 Bulletin


Patient safety is no accident
Medical errors threaten orthopaedist's autonomy

New patient safety program moves forward
Communications, educaton, research and advocacy

Patient Safety Coalition holds first meeting
Develop and implement programs that promote safety

Transportation safety advocate honored
John R. Tongue, MD, honored

Wayne D. Southwick, MD, receives first Diversity Award
AAOS pays tribute to a "true visionary"

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

Levels of evidence
A step forward on the road to better practice?

Table: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery levels of evidence for rating

Bring your ambulatory surgery center to fruition
Hire an experienced team

Getting out the vote
Survey shows a drop in member voting interest

AOS/AOA merger moves forward

The Application Service Provider business model
An innovative approach

Practice Management Center expands

FDA issues alert regarding diathermy
Diathermy interactions with implanted leads and implanted systems with leads

Want to learn more about the state legislative scene?

Bulletin Web site updated

Washington Report
Election of new Senate Majority Leader

States Report
In brief items

To wire or not to wire
Setting up a home computer network

2003 Coding changes
The good, the bad and the ugly

Across the President's Desk
AAOS in my rear-view mirror

2004 Leadership Fellows selected

BOD appoints lay member, approves patient safety plan, expands international efforts

Surgeon General's workshop focuses on osteoporosis and bone health

2002 Orthopaedic Physician Census completed
Shows growth in specialization, payment from managed care

Osteoinductive bone graft substitutes: Burden of proof
Essential principles for the practicing orthopaedic surgeon

IMCA now available to members

Diversity Web site now "live"
New AAOS Web site promotes divertsity in 0rthopaedics, culturally competent care

Spanish surgeons win OLC scholarships

New publication highlights malpractice issues

OREF study summarizes DVT phophylaxis practice patterns

AAOS launches 2003 public service ad campaign

Shoulder impingement (Bursitis, Tendinitis)

Change of address

In Memoriam

OKO in 2003: New topics now online
New topics include: ACL reconstruction, spinal osteoporosis, flatfoot and more

"Grassroots" approach works for Monograph series

To order monographs

CME calendar through May

Meetings of Interest

AAOS Practice Management Workshops

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