This study documents and analyzes the first clinical use of the HUB, a computer-assisted system designed to support intraoperative team performance.
This study reports on whether treatment with β-blockers, statins, or both before cardiac surgery is associated with a reduction in the risk of adverse events after surgery.
This observational study uses the AHRQ Nationwide Inpatient Sample to compare complications, length of stay, actual cost, and mortality between nonrobotic and robotic-assisted cardiac surgical procedures.
This observational cohort study found that β-blockade was beneficial perioperatively in high-cardiac-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery but increased the risk of death in patients with no cardiac risk factors.
This retrospective cohort study examines the risk of discharge to a postacute care setting as a patient-centered outcome for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator.
Rangrass et al sought to determine the effects of hospital quality on racial disparities in mortality rates after coronary artery bypass graft. See the invited commentary by Higgins.
Jones and colleagues conducted a prospective, cohort study to evaluate the relationship of a history of falls (a geriatric syndrome) to postoperative outcomes in older adults undergoing major elective operations. Michael E. Zenilman, MD, provided a related invited commentary.