This medical record review suggests that a systematic frailty-screening program effectively identifies at-risk surgical patients and is associated with a significant reduction in mortality for patients undergoing palliative care consultation.
This cohort study evaluates the differences in access to and outcomes of 9-1-1 emergency medical services’ response to injuries in rural and urban populations.
This cohort study compares the incidence of venous thromboembolism after trauma in patients whose enoxaparin dose was adjusted vs not adjusted using anti–factor Xa trough levels.
This Viewpoint discusses failure to rescue as a surgical quality metric.
This systemic review assessed interventions to introduce or improve palliative care for surgical patients.
This study reports that rigorous risk-adjusted surgical quality assessment can be performed solely with objective variables. By leveraging data already routinely collected for patient care, this approach allows for wider adoption of quality assessment systems in health care.