This retrospective review of data indicates that the survival outcome in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer is associated with lymph node count rather than with cancer program classification.
This retrospective review determined that the Center of Excellence certification requirement did not limit patients’ access to bariatric surgery based on demographic characteristics. See also the Invited Commentary by Dimick.
This case series used a review of medical records to investigate the effect of costs of an index hospital admission on subsequent readmission rates among patients undergoing colorectal, pancreatic, or hepatic resection.
This retrospective study demonstrates trends toward higher proportions of breast conservation surgery–eligible patients undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and bilateral mastectomy in the past decade. See also the Invited Commentary by Sun and Zenilman.
This cohort study investigates the associations between socioeconomic variables and surgical resection in patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.
This study assesses the rates and risk factors for hospital readmissions following emergency general surgery.
This population epidemiology study investigates whether a variability in 30-day readmission is attributable to patient, surgeon, or surgical subspecialty levels in patients undergoing a major surgical procedure.
This cohort study assesses the association of time interval from the initial cholecystectomy to reoperation with overall survival in patients with gallbladder cancer.