The authors of the JAMA Surgery article concluded that “The
NIH-ACS Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research
succeeded in identifying a comprehensive research agenda.”
regarding advanced health care
planning and palliative care
The authors of the JAMA
Surgery article concluded that
“The NIH-ACS Symposium on
Surgical Disparities Research
succeeded in identifying a
comprehensive research agenda.”
In particular, they noted that
future research is needed in the
areas of patients’ perspectives,
and training, and systematic
evaluation of health technologies
to reduce surgical disparities.
Within the context of the larger
literature focused on disparity-
related research, results also
call for ongoing evaluation
of evidence-based practice,
rigorous research methodologies,
incentives for standardization
of care, and building on
existing infrastructure to
support these advances.
Just the beginning
The ACS is “confident that this
is just the beginning of a much
larger effort and hopeful that
the National Institutes of Health
and the NIMHD will continue to
work with the ACS to build upon
the foundation that was set during
the symposium by establishing
a funding stream to support this
important research. Together,
we can foster systemic change,
effectively eliminating surgical
and other health care disparities,”
said L. D. Britt, MD, MPH,
DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM,
ACS Past-President and Chair,
ACS Committee on Health
Care Disparities. Dr. Britt is the
Brickhouse Professor of Surgery,
Eastern Virginia Medical School,
Norfolk, and played a critical role
in the creation of the committee
and in defining the committee’s
deliverables, which included
a national symposium. ♦
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