This observational study analyzes cervical spine clearance practices and the utility of computed tomographic scans of the cervical spine in intoxicated patients with blunt trauma.
This study attempts to characterize the true preventability of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by identifying the proportion of patients with VTE who had received “defect-free care.”
This Viewpoint discusses the American Board of Internal Medicine’s recent changes to the Maintenance of Certification Program and plans for program revision.
This Viewpoint explores whether flexibility should be allowable for duty hour limits for surgical residents.
This Viewpoint reports on a recently convened panel of coding and quality experts who are part of the UHC PSI Documentation Project to develop consensus on what constitutes an “accidental puncture or laceration” to enhance the comparability of performance data and to support members’ quality improvement initiatives.
Parsons and colleagues conducted a cohort study of 401 325 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to investigate associations of patient safety with the diffusion of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy resulting from the development of the da Vinci robot. Allaf and Partin provided a related commentary.
Miller and coauthors examine reported wrong-side thoracenteses and determine the contributing factors associated with their occurrence.