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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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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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.