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 cohort study determines if inferior vena cava filter insertion in trauma patients affects overall mortality.
This study uses data from the Vascular Study Group of New England data registry to compare postoperative complication and long-term survival rates in patients who received general anesthesia with those who received combined epidural and general anesthesia for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
This cohort study investigates the ability of the original and modified Estimation of Physiologic Ability and Surgical Stress (E-PASS) risk models to discriminate mortality risk after resection for suspected perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.
This study examines whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at different ages.
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 multicenter cohort study of a trauma system in Canada reports the development of a quality indicator for in-hospital complications that can be used to evaluate the quality of acute injury care.
This observational study uses National Inpatient Sample data to examine the rates of complications, mortality, and costs associated with emergency general surgery.
This population-based cohort study evaluates association between patient frailty and 1-year postoperative mortality following noncardiac surgery.
This cohort study uses Veterans Health Administration data to compare postoperative mortality at 30, 90, and 180 days and at 1 year to determine if 30-day mortality is a valid quality metric.
This observational study analyzes and reports Clostridium difficile infection rates, risk factors, and associations with postoperative outcomes in surgery programs of the Veterans Health Administration.
This study reports on whether an association between the influx of new residents at the beginning of the academic year and outcomes exists among a nationally representative sample of patients who underwent emergency general surgery.
This cohort study reports findings that support a restrictive postoperative transfusion strategy in patients with stable coronary artery disease following noncardiac surgery.
Using the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, this study reports on the association between marital status and postoperative function.
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 study of critically ill trauma patients with chronic liver disease reports that a decrease in Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score within 72 hours of intensive care unit admission is associated with improved mortality.