This retrospective cohort study evaluates differences across hospitals in the costs of care for patients surviving perioperative complications after major inpatient surgery.
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 study reports on the Oncology NSQIP National Cancer Center Collaborative collecting 3 additional case characteristics representing greater operative complexity and risk with the aim to improve patient risk prediction and case-mix adjustment.
This study evaluates the association between hospital characteristics and surgical site infection measures.
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 Viewpoint describes a novel approach to measuring quality in risk-adjusted surgical outcomes for hospital-, regional-, and global-level benchmarking.
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 cohort study reports there are variations in hospital episode payments among Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
This study compares the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program with the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database to determine which is superior at performing analyses of risk-adjusted outcomes for several operations.
This study reports that rigorous risk-adjusted surgical quality assessment can be performed solely with objective variables. By leveraging data already routinely collected for patient care, this approach allows for wider adoption of quality assessment systems in health care.
This hierarchical multivariable logistic regression analysis of observational data found little risk-adjusted variation in hospital readmission rates after colorectal surgery. See also the Invited Commentary by Opelka.