Tisherman et al discuss how intensivists from all specialties can provide optimal care for the critically ill surgical patient, particularly with continuing involvement by the surgeon of record. Recommendations are made for maintaining the intensivist model within acute care surgery practice. See the Invited Critique by Luchette.
This Viewpoint discusses the Institute of Medicine’s report on graduate medical education funding released in 2014.
This cohort study compares clinical outcomes of patients with intermittent claudication and peripheral arterial disease treated with revascularization vs medical treatment.
This population-based study evaluates insurance coverage and rehabilitation use among young adult trauma patients since implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the Dependent Coverage Provision and Medicaid expansion/open enrollment.
This observational study describes an international competency-based training paradigm for hernia surgery in underserved countries.
This national cohort study uses data from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to report noncardiac postoperative outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health system for the past 15 years.
This cohort study evaluates secular trends in the management of choledocholithiasis in the United States and compares hospital length of stay between patients with choledocholithiasis treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with laparoscopic cholecystectomy vs laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
This Viewpoint discusses how surgeons can integrate principles of palliative care to support surgical care for patients with life-threatening illness, using malignant bowel obstruction as an example.
This review summarizes advances on the use of molecular testing to improve the diagnosis and prognostication of thyroid cancer.
This cross-sectional study concludes that unconscious class and race biases are not associated with clinical decision making among surgical clinicians.