Physical and electrophysical limitations inherent to CI-mediated listening suggest that sound quality perception in the CI population is limited by many factors
‘Patient-Centered Approach’ Delivers High-Quality Care to Patients with Head and Neck Cancers
Patients who have head and neck surgeons who are empathetic with the challenges they face in making treatment decisions report higher quality care
Medicare Approves New Measure Groups in PQRS for Otolaryngology
Individual measures added for adult sinusitis, acute otitis externa will help otolaryngologists participate in Physician Quality Reporting System
Time to Comply with Physician Quality Reporting System Is Now
Payment adjustments for penalties levied under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ PQRS mandate will be based on reported data starting in 2013
From the ABOto: MOC 2012 Update
The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) has made major revisions to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
Adverse Events in the Medical Office Setting
Four tips for setting up an adverse-event reporting program for the solo or small-group practitioner
Hospital-Based Safety Programs: Making Them Work
Four tips for improving safety programs in hospitals.
Conflicting Evidence on Tobacco’s Effect on ESS Outcomes
Does smoking prevent sinus surgery from making patients feel better? Over the years, evidence and expert opinion have varied on this topic. As a result, some surgeons refuse to provide endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for active smokers, while others will operate because they believe surgery improves quality of life.
Checklist Improves Communication During Patient Transfers
A standardized checklist and transfer protocol can reduce errors during patient handoffs following surgical or interventional procedures.
SM12: TRIO President Advises Colleagues Not to Neglect Personal and Family Time
Robert Ossoff, DMD, MD, said he “never in a million years,” as a young doctor, thought that he would be standing at a podium giving the presidential address to the Triological Society at its Combined Sections Meeting in January.
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