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Acute Care Surgery

To improve upon its ability to provide high-quality, cost effective care to the acute surgical patient, UNC REX Health Care launched the Acute Care Surgery (ACS) program. Similar to a hospitalist model and staffed by REX Surgical Specialists, the ACS program delivers dedicated, 24/7, on-site availability of a surgeon (also known as a surgicalist) for emergency surgery.

The ACS program results in many benefits for patients:

  • Shorter time to evaluation/consultation
  • Quicker time to the operating room (OR)
  • Shorter average length of stay and lower overall cost of treatment
  • Improved clinical outcomes
  • Increased patient and family satisfaction

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