This study compares the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program’s broad definition of an episode of care (ie, initial hospitalization until 90 days after hospital discharge) with a clinically narrow definition of an episode of care.
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.
This observational study evaluates the costs associated with surgical quality and the relative financial burden on hospitals and payers.
This study examines whether surgeon-specific complication rates reported in the Surgeon Scorecard correlate with several perioperative quality measures.
Using the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, this study reports on the association between marital status and postoperative function.
This retrospective longitudinal study showed that a checklist-based quality improvement intervention did not affect rates of adverse surgical outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery in participating Michigan hospitals. See also the invited commentary by Urbach.