AAOS Now, May 2017
U.S. News & World Report to Publish Hip and Knee Surgeon Ratings
During the 2017 Annual Meeting, orthopaedic surgeons and other stakeholders listened intently as representatives from U.S. News & World Report described the publication's plan to publish individual hip and knee surgeon performance analyses. These score cards are expected to be made available online at USNEWS.com sometime this fall. The event was moderated by AAOS President William J. Maloney, MD. Panel members included Gerald R. Williams Jr, MD; Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA; Thomas S.
Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Quality Conundrum
During the symposium, "The Quality Conundrum: Recognizing and Reckoning with Disparities in Musculoskeletal Health and Health Care," held during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, presenters reviewed sources of gender, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in musculoskeletal care. They also summarized the costs and frameworks required to achieve healthcare equity and provide maximum value for all patients.