This population-based study uses SEER-Medicare database data to evaluate urologist-level rates of variation in the use of observation for men diagnosed with low- and high-risk prostate cancer between 2004 and 2009.
This cohort study uses SEER database data to investigate the survival benefit of breast surgery for low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.
This comparative effectiveness analysis assesses the association between the implementation of surgical safety checklists and all-cause 90- and 30-day mortality among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
This study assesses the hierarchy and interaction of factors associated with the risk for liver decompensation in patients undergoing liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Kim et al design a predictive model for adverse outcomes in older surgical patients. See also the invited commentary by Zenilman.
This drug utilization study uses data from the Veterans Affairs Medical System to evaluate the effect of local infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty.
Gadzinski et al evaluate discharge practice patterns and use of post–acute care after surgical admissions at critical access hospitals. See the invited commentary by Resnick and Barocas.
Ingalls et al identify differences in mortality for soldiers undergoing early and rapid evacuation from the combat theater and evaluate the capabilities of the Critical Care Air Transport Team and Joint Theater Trauma Registry databases.
This national cohort study uses data from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to report noncardiac postoperative outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health system for the past 15 years.
This cohort study uses American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to investigate the association between loss of independence among older adult patients after surgical procedures and readmission and death after discharge.