This cohort study investigates whether a program that focuses on 8 major guideline-recommended risk-management therapies reduces cardiovascular and limb events in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
This comparative effectiveness analysis assesses the association between the implementation of surgical safety checklists and all-cause 90- and 30-day mortality among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses the expansion of value-based delivery, shifting from volume-based fee-for-service to fee-for-value models in health care.
This study suggests that smoking cessation and control of diastolic blood pressure are direct actions that should be taken to reduce the rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion.
This cohort study evaluates secular trends in the management of choledocholithiasis in the United States and compares hospital length of stay between patients with choledocholithiasis treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with laparoscopic cholecystectomy vs laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
This observational study and intervention develop a prototype of a tool to improve the preoperative decision-making process and manage postoperative expectations among older adults undergoing high-risk surgery.
This review summarizes the epidemiology, prevalence, and managment of peripheral arterial disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
This cohort study uses Veterans Health Administration data to compare postoperative mortality at 30, 90, and 180 days and at 1 year to determine if 30-day mortality is a valid quality metric.
This population-based study uses SEER-Medicare database data to evaluate urologist-level rates of variation in the use of observation for men diagnosed with low- and high-risk prostate cancer between 2004 and 2009.
This drug utilization study uses data from the Veterans Affairs Medical System to evaluate the effect of local infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty.
This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.
This retrospective cohort study examines the risk of discharge to a postacute care setting as a patient-centered outcome for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator.