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Washington State hospitals leading on quality improvement in surgery.

SCOAP and CERTAIN's Strong for Surgery is a campaign aimed at identifying and improving evidence-based practices to help patients have better outcomes. In 2012, the campaign is focused on nutritional status as a major determinant of outcomes for any type of surgery, especially for high-risk patients.

Click here for a recent PubMed article describing a controlled trial out of the United Kingdon investigating the effect of combinations of immune modulating nutrients on outcomes in patients undergoing major surgery.

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