This study identifies risk factors for readmission within 30 days of discharge from a general surgery service.
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 observational study assesses the effect of patient and hospital factors on mortality and readmission rates after surgical procedures and costs of surgery at safety-net hospitals.
This review of findings discussed at a multidisciplinary workshop on bariatric surgery notes there is evidence showing that bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than nonsurgical treatments. Finks and Dimick provide a related invited commentary.
Nicol et al formalize injury data collection at Groote Schuur Hospital, the chief academic hospital of the University of Cape Town, a level I trauma center, and one of the largest trauma referral hospitals in the world.