This Viewpoint argues for the importance of interdisciplinary care in surgery and medicine, and proposes ways to incentivize physicians to move beyond assertion of individual control of patient care.
This observational study reports that distractions are very common during surgery resident handoffs.
This Medicare claims study found that 1 in 4 US patients is readmitted to a hospital other than the one where the initial operation was performed.
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 prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.
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 study compares the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program’s broad definition of an episode of care (ie, initial hospitalization until 90 days after hospital discharge) with a clinically narrow definition of an episode of care.
This article discusses a hands-on training program that allows surgeons in practice to scrub alongside an expert, providing 1-on-1 exposure to new techniques and surgical skills.
This study examines the traumatic brain injury–related factors associated with accelerated change in health insurance coverage and the differences in time to coverage change among individuals with employer-provided private insurance.
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.