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Mission Statement

The mission of the UCSF Acute Care Surgery Program is to provide high-quality, timely, and efficient patient care in emergency surgical conditions while also educating medical students and residents. We strive to:

  • Promote evidence-based guidelines for the safe, timely, and comprehensive care of patients with emergency surgery diagnoses.
  • Provide appropriate medical student and resident teaching and supervision.
  • Provide the platform for surgical quality improvement research focusing on patient safety and high-quality surgical outcomes, particularly in perioperative processes of care.
  • Improve communication and professionalism between inpatient services in the coordination of inpatient patient care.
  • Propose a new solution to the crisis in access to the emergency department care.
  • Alleviate the crisis of emergency department overcrowding, boarding, and ambulance diversion.
  • Enhance the utilization of emergency department, operating room, and medical center resources.

 

 

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