Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the United States

Elaine Horibe Song, Afshin Shirazian, Brian Binns, Yuedi Fleming, Lydia Masako Ferreira, Rod J. Rohrich, Kodi Azari

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Abstract

Rising health care costs and increasingly demanding patients are only some of the challenges faced by academic plastic surgery services in their pursuit of excellence in education, research, and patient care. Benchmarking, when correctly applied, is a powerful tool that can help services learn from each other's experiences. This study aimed at creating the first benchmarking report summarizing performance indicators and management practices of some of the most complete academic plastic surgery units in the United States. Results provide an opportunity for plastic surgery leaders to benchmark against their own units, identify eventual gaps, and improve their performance as needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1407-1418
Number of pages12
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume129
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Benchmarking
Plastic Surgery
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Patient Education
Health Care Costs
Patient Care
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Song, E. H., Shirazian, A., Binns, B., Fleming, Y., Ferreira, L. M., Rohrich, R. J., & Azari, K. (2012). Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the United States. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 129(6), 1407-1418. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824f8f16

Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the United States. / Song, Elaine Horibe; Shirazian, Afshin; Binns, Brian; Fleming, Yuedi; Ferreira, Lydia Masako; Rohrich, Rod J.; Azari, Kodi.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 129, No. 6, 06.2012, p. 1407-1418.

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Song, EH, Shirazian, A, Binns, B, Fleming, Y, Ferreira, LM, Rohrich, RJ & Azari, K 2012, 'Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the United States', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 129, no. 6, pp. 1407-1418. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824f8f16
Song EH, Shirazian A, Binns B, Fleming Y, Ferreira LM, Rohrich RJ et al. Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the United States. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 Jun;129(6):1407-1418. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824f8f16
Song, Elaine Horibe ; Shirazian, Afshin ; Binns, Brian ; Fleming, Yuedi ; Ferreira, Lydia Masako ; Rohrich, Rod J. ; Azari, Kodi. / Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the United States. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 129, No. 6. pp. 1407-1418.
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