The American Board of Surgery (ABS) has transitioned to a model of continuous and lifelong learning.
As part of its Continuous Certification Program, the ABS requires ongoing participation in a practice improvement activity—a local, regional, or national outcomes registry or quality assessment program. The Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR) helps fulfill this requirement.
A goal of the ABS Continuous Certification Program is to promote ongoing practice performance assessment to improve the quality of patient care. The SSR will provide surgeons with information about procedure-specific outcomes in their own practice and will allow them to compare their results with a national database. This feedback will help surgeons identify areas for improvement in their practice.
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