AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 24, Number 4, 2015

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The "Value" of a Health-care Provider

The "Value" of a Health-care Provider

Erica Bisson, MD, FAANS; Tom Jackman, MBA

According to recent statistics, just 30 percent of Americans in the workplace are engaged — meaning they like who they work for, they like what they do and they feel fulfilled by their job. This …

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Counterpoint: Keep it Close to Home

Counterpoint: Keep it Close to Home

Robert G. Kerr, MD, PhD

Editor’s Note: To read another perspective on regionalization of care, read "Point: Regionalization of Emergency Neurosurgical Care Improves Patient Outcomes." We exist in an era of increasing demand for fiscal restraint with concurrent pressure for quality …

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Neurosurgery: Is Our Specialty Becoming a Commodity?

Neurosurgery: Is Our Specialty Becoming a Commodity?

Edie Zusman, MD, FAANS, MBA; Sherry Taylor, MD, PhD

In affiliation with the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) How often have we all heard the phrase "it’s not brain surgery?” Our profession has always been held in the highest respect by the …

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Negotiation Pearls: Tips for the World of Value

Negotiation Pearls: Tips for the World of Value

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS

Many neurosurgeons are facing practice environments that are radically different from the ones they have known for years, or perhaps decades. Much of this is being driven in the name of medicine’s newest mantra: value. …

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