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 matched-cohort study tests whether hospitals with better nursing work environments display better value than those with worse nursing environments and aims to determine patient risk groups associated with the greatest value.
This article discusses the design and rationale for the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) randomized trial, which will evaluate whether changing surgical resident duty hour policies to permit greater flexibility in work hours will affect patient postoperative outcomes, resident education, and resident well-being.
This cohort study reports increased mortality rates among injured children aged 18 years or younger who were treated at adult trauma centers and mixed trauma centers compared with those treated at pediatric trauma centers.
This Viewpoint discusses the American Board of Internal Medicine’s recent changes to the Maintenance of Certification Program and plans for program revision.
Hicks et al describe the current state of OR briefings and debriefings as well as their experience as part of a comprehensive unit–based safety program.