This randomized clinical trial validates the safety and efficacy of video-assisted ablation of pilonidal sinus.
This study identifies whether lean processes can be used to improve wait times for surgical procedures in Veterans Affairs hospitals.
This quantitative survey determines the willingness of voting US citizens to become living kidney donors and ascertains the potential influence of compensation on donation.
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 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.
Epstein et al examine the impact of standard vs minimally invasive surgery on health care plan spending and workplace absenteeism for 6 types of surgery: coronary revascularization, uterine fibroid resection, prostatectomy, peripheral revascularization, carotid revascularization, and aortic aneurysm repair. In an invited critique, Dimick and Ryan provide commentary.
This nationwide retrospective cohort study describes patterns of episodes of diverticulitis before surgery and factors associated with earlier interventions using inpatient, outpatient, and antibiotic prescription claims.
This survey study examines patients’ self-reported presence and severity of symptoms and quality of life after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
This Special Communication summarizes the National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons Summit on Surgical Disparities Research to develop a national surgical disparities research agenda and funding priorities.
This Viewpoint discusses the expansion of value-based delivery, shifting from volume-based fee-for-service to fee-for-value models in health care.