Wakeam et al assess the association between safety-net burden and failure to rescue and evaluate the effect of clinical resources on this relationship. A retrospective cohort of 46 519 patients who underwent high-risk inpatient surgery between 2007 and 2010 was assembled using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. See the Invited Commentary by Hiatt.
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 single-center study of patients undergoing vascular surgery determines the association between kidney disease and long-term postoperative cardiovascular-specific mortality.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of thrombelastogram-adjusted prophylactic enoxaparin dosing among trauma and surgical patients.
This study of medical records in a prospectively maintained database identifies factors associated with survival in patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas and compares survival between those having intestinal-type or pancreaticobiliary-type cancers originating from the duodenum, ampulla, or distal common bile duct with those having pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
This survey study reports the status and structure of mentorship programs in departments of surgery in the United States.