This Viewpoint explores the changes that can be made to more equitably evaluate and improve surgical quality at safety-net hospitals, which provide care for a large proportion of Medicaid, uninsured, underinsured, or otherwise vulnerable patients but have been shown to have worse surgical quality outcomes.
This study characterizes surgical care infrastructure, location, capacity, and availability in Zambia.
Cheong and Emil test the hypothesis that the outcomes of children with appendicitis are better in the Canadian single-payer universal health care system than in the US multipayer system.
Krell and coauthors examine the influence of complications on the variance in hospitals’ extended length of stay rates.
This data analysis of US military casualties in Afghanistan reports that a 2009 mandate from the Secretary of Defense resulted in 75.2% of missions achieving transport from combat injury to treatment facility in 60 minutes or less.
This decision analytic study models different techniques for reducing the cost of complex surgery performed at safety-net hospitals.
This observational study evaluates the costs associated with surgical quality and the relative financial burden on hospitals and payers.