This cross-sectional, cluster-based population survey reports on the self-reported determinants of access to surgical care in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Nepal using the validated Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need tool.
This national cohort study uses data from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to report noncardiac postoperative outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health system for the past 15 years.
This Special Communication summarizes the National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons Summit on Surgical Disparities Research to develop a national surgical disparities research agenda and funding priorities.
This Viewpoint discusses the Institute of Medicine’s report on graduate medical education funding released in 2014.
Tapia et al test the hypothesis that residents lack a foundation in several nonclinical core competencies and develop a curriculum for integration into current didactic time. Proportions of resident responses are scored as positive (agree or strongly agree) or negative (disagree or strongly disagree) on 10 topics of a needs assessment survey.
This population-based study evaluates insurance coverage and rehabilitation use among young adult trauma patients since implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the Dependent Coverage Provision and Medicaid expansion/open enrollment.
Loehrer et al evaluate the impact of Massachusetts health care reform on racial disparities in minimally invasive surgery.
This review summarizes patient and referring practitioner characteristics associated with the likelihood of patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
Kvasnovsky et al evaluated programmatic changes in Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to expand screening mammography, develop on-site breast care resources, and better coordinate care with non-VA facilities.
This report describes the Delphi process used by the Patient-Reported Outcomes in Surgery Conference to develop a consensus-based research agenda focusing on patient-reported outcomes.
This study of original peer-reviewed articles in major surgery journals characterizes equality of sex representation of participants in human surgical clinical research.
This quantitative survey determines the willingness of voting US citizens to become living kidney donors and ascertains the potential influence of compensation on donation.
This retrospective cohort study reports that implementation of a multidisciplinary hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical program leads to regionalization of care and improved quality of cancer care and surgical outcomes.
This nationwide survey study identifies the number of trauma hospitals operating in Syria and delineates their capacities.