This cross-sectional study concludes that unconscious class and race biases are not associated with clinical decision making among surgical clinicians.
This Viewpoint discusses the need for changing the informed consent process to include physicians’ disclosures of industry relationships as a means to increase transparency and facilitate informed joint decision making.
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 retrospective cohort study using national Medicare data reports that high hospital care intensity hospitals had higher rates of major complications following major cardiovascular, orthopedic, or general surgical operations compared with low hospital care intensity centers.
Durazzo and colleagues investigated the amputation disparity between white and nonwhite patients with critical lower extremity ischemia using a larger data set than previous studies, with a focus on the role of confounding factors such as access and hospital resources. Karl Ilig, MD, provides an invited commentary.