This observational study and intervention develop a prototype of a tool to improve the preoperative decision-making process and manage postoperative expectations among older adults undergoing high-risk surgery.
This survey study assesses how often surgeons disclosed adverse events, what they revealed, and how they expressed the disclosure.
This cross-sectional study concludes that unconscious class and race biases are not associated with clinical decision making among surgical clinicians.
Hyder and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate patient-, surgeon-, and hospital-level factors associated with readmission. Mark Bloomston, MD, provided a related invited commentary.
This cohort study investigates whether a program that focuses on 8 major guideline-recommended risk-management therapies reduces cardiovascular and limb events in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
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 randomized clinical trial compares the use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between patients undergoing open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.
Gerlach and coauthors explore the limitations of conventional surgery and the decision-making process for transplantation.
Hwabejire et al identify the causes of excessively prolonged hospitalization in trauma patients.
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 study compares the readability and accuracy of patient-oriented online resources for pancreatic cancer by treatment modality and website affiliation.
This cohort study reports there are variations in hospital episode payments among Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.