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Health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to include flu shots in their planning for upcoming holiday get-togethers with family and friends. “We all want to protect our elderly relatives, the new babies joining the family tree, students home from school, and other family and friends who gather at our homes for holiday events,” said State Health Officer Karen McKeown. “Getting a flu shot is a great way to help keep yourself— and y our holiday guests—healthy this flu season.” Some 7,530...(see release)
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Diplomates of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) who plan to participate in the 10-Year Milestone for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process as Certified-Active must hold a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine. Diplomates must have privileges at a hospital(s) accredited by the JCAHO or other institutions judged acceptable by the Board. Diplomates must also submit letter(s) of reference documenting their level of clinical activity and stature within the surgical community from the VP of Medical Affairs and one other re sponsible member on staff at their principal hospital.
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Readers who found these articles interesting may also like to read these papers that can be found in recent issues of our sister publications, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Publication date: Available online 15 July 2019Source: Operations Research for Health CareAuthor(s): Maarten Otten, Aleida Braaksma, Richard J. BoucherieAbstractEarly or tardy surgeries are frustrating for both patients and personnel, and cause inefficient use of resources at the operating rooms. The stochastic Earliness/Tardiness (E/T) scheduling problem addresses this by minimizing the total expected deviation of the surgery completion times from the planned completion times. We introduce the concept of E/T-concavity as a property of a probability distribution if the E/T costs are concave as a function of the standard de...