Committee Charge: Raise awareness within the Academy of patient safety and quality improvement issues. Provide input to prioritize the development of guidelines and performance measures used to assess and improve the quality of care for otolaryngolo
Chronic Ear Survey (CES)DescriptionProvides information regarding total ear-specific health, as well as subscore information regarding activity restriction, symptoms, and medical resource usage attributable to chronic otitis mediaTargeted AgeAdultsIt
In January, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to utilize its newly established Healthcare and Payment Learning and Action Network to begin moving Medicare payments through Alternative Payment Models.
2014Stephen Maturo, MDBrooke Army Medical CenterDavid Tunkel, MDJohns Hopkins University2013 Scott E. Brietzke, MD MPHIndividualized clinical practice guidelines: the next step in the evidence-based health care evolution?Richard K.
Congratulations to the 2015 Cochrane Scholars!Matthew Brigger, MD, MPH, CDR, MC, USN Naval Medical Center San Diego, CAArtur Gevorgyan, MD, MSc, FRCSCLakeridge Health CorporationJonathan Liang, MDThe Permanente Medical GroupNoah Parker, MDThe Voice C
What are Appropriate Use Criteria?Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) specify when it is appropriate to use a procedure. An "appropriate" procedure is one for which the expected health benefits exceed the expected health risks by a wide margin.