This multicenter cohort study of a trauma system in Canada reports the development of a quality indicator for in-hospital complications that can be used to evaluate the quality of acute injury care.
This Viewpoint describes a novel approach to measuring quality in risk-adjusted surgical outcomes for hospital-, regional-, and global-level benchmarking.
Krell et al determine the reliability of risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality for hospital performance profiling using clinical registry data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. See also the invited commentary by Rhoads and Wren.
Glance and colleagues aimed to determine whether providing hospitals with benchmarking information on their risk-adjusted trauma mortality outcomes would decrease mortality in trauma patients. Dimick and Hendren provided an invited commentary.
This observational study uses National Inpatient Sample data to examine the rates of complications, mortality, and costs associated with emergency general surgery.