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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS Implementing Team-Based Care Collaboration in Practice Implementing Team-Based Care The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS 409 12th Street, SW • PO Box 96920 • Washington, DC 20090-6920 Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care was developed under the direction of the Task Force on Collaborative Practice. The information in Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care should not be viewed as a body of rigid rules. This g...


612 VOL. 127, NO. 3, MARCH 2016 OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Introduction Quality, efficiency, and value are necessary characteristics of our evolving health care system. Team-based care will work toward the Triple Aim of 1) improving the experience of care of individuals and families; 2) improving the health of populations; and 3) lowering per capita costs. It also should respond to emerging demands and reduce undue burdens on health care providers. Team-based care has the ability to more effectively meet the core expectations of the health care system proposed by the Institute of Medicine. Th...


1 Executive Summary Power morcellation in gynecologic surgery has come under recent scrutiny because of concern about the risk of intraperitoneal dissemination of malignant tissue, particularly uterine sarcoma. Of note, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a safety communication regarding uterine power morcellation in hysterectomy and myomectomy. ACOG has reviewed and analyzed the available scientific evidence on power morcellation and occult malignancy in gynecologic surgery. In gynecologic surgery, power morcellation is sometimes used during hysterectom...


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