This study evaluates associations between measures of hospital competition and financial status and the proportion of radical prostatectomies, nephrectomies, hysterectomies, and oophorectomies that were robotic-assisted.
This study examines whether surgeon-specific complication rates reported in the Surgeon Scorecard correlate with several perioperative quality measures.
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.
Epstein et al examine the impact of standard vs minimally invasive surgery on health care plan spending and workplace absenteeism for 6 types of surgery: coronary revascularization, uterine fibroid resection, prostatectomy, peripheral revascularization, carotid revascularization, and aortic aneurysm repair. In an invited critique, Dimick and Ryan provide commentary.
Gandaglia et al evaluate the role of the surgical approach on the risk for surgical site infections (SSIs) in a large cohort of patients undergoing open and minimally invasive surgery. See also the Invited Commentary by Kim and Smaldone.
Trinh et al evaluate the trends, factors, and mortality of venous thromboembolism following major cancer surgery.