This study examines whether excellence in surgical outcomes transfers among procedures within health systems.
This literature review examines the creation of a conceptual model of a surgical quality improvement collaborative to facilitate the development, implementation, and systematic evaluation of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative.
This Viewpoint explores the changes that can be made to more equitably evaluate and improve surgical quality at safety-net hospitals, which provide care for a large proportion of Medicaid, uninsured, underinsured, or otherwise vulnerable patients but have been shown to have worse surgical quality outcomes.
This Viewpoint highlights various initiatives for improving nontechnical surgical culture and also several studies on the association between improved surgical culture and its effects on quality of patient care.
This Viewpoint considers 3 nuances of the policy debate regarding the regionalization of high-risk surgery by restricting care to high-volume centers of excellence.
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 study evaluates a multimodal, multidisciplinary quality improvement project to reduce the number of central line–associated bloodstream infections in a dedicated burn-trauma intensive care unit.
This observational study examines the databases of 3 institutions to compare the incidence of wound infections after pancreaticoduodenectomy as well as the microorganisms identified on cultures and the effectiveness of institution-based perioperative antibiotic protocols.
This Viewpoint discusses Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) 2.0 and how they can be used for to plan and design a quality improvement intervention.
This study assesses the rates and risk factors for hospital readmissions following emergency general surgery.
This article discusses the potential of video-based peer coaching to improve the quality and safety of surgical care.
This quality improvement project assesses the preferences of veterans with regard to telephone, video, and in-person postoperative visits.
This cohort study reports there are variations in hospital episode payments among Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
This population epidemiology study investigates whether a variability in 30-day readmission is attributable to patient, surgeon, or surgical subspecialty levels in patients undergoing a major surgical procedure.
This cohort analysis compares the outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury before and after implementation of the Brain Injury Guidelines protocol.
This analysis of the US Renal Data System identifies differing frequencies and mortality rates associated with the use of arteriovenous fistulas at first hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.