This population-based survey assesses the performance of bellwether procedures as a proxy for performing essential surgery, maps population-level spatial access to essential surgery, and identifies first-level referral hospitals that would most improve access to essential surgery if strengthened in Ghana.
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 describes complications of laparoscopic hemihepatectomy at a single medical center and estimates the number of procedures after which they leveled off or declined.
This review examines the published evidence on the use of biological mesh materials and the US Food and Drug Administration approval history for these devices.
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 study reports that the Veterans Health Administration of surgical patients are less likely to receive either hospice or palliative care in the year prior to death compared with medical patients, yet surgical patients have a longer length of time and increased relative use of these services.
This retrospective multivariate regression analysis shows that laparoscopic colectomy results in a significant reduction in health care costs and utilization in the short- and long-term postoperative periods.
This study identifies whether lean processes can be used to improve wait times for surgical procedures in Veterans Affairs hospitals.
This observational study and intervention develop a prototype of a tool to improve the preoperative decision-making process and manage postoperative expectations among older adults undergoing high-risk surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses improving delivery of care to surgical/trauma patients in the developing world through collaborations with academic institutions, such as the University of Michigan–All India Institutes of Medical Sciences collaborative.