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Original Investigation | February 3, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Patient and Health Service Outcomes Before and After Introduction of a Surgical Safety Checklist

This study compares all-cause 30- and 90-day mortality, readmission rates, and length of stay among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery before and after implementation of surgical safety checklists at a public academic hospital in Europe.
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Original Investigation | February 3, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

Development of a Risk Model for In-Hospital Trauma Complications

This cohort study describes development of a risk model for in-hospital complications of trauma care based on trauma system data from Canada.

Viewpoint | February 3, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

Measuring and Reporting Surgeon Performance

This Viewpoint discusses the limits of ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard and desirable characteristics of future surgical performance measures.

Original Investigation | January 27, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

Video-Assisted Minimally Invasive Pilonidal Sinus Treatment

This randomized trial compares the safety and efficacy of video-assisted ablation vs Bascom cleft lift procedure for treatment of pilonidal sinus at a single academic health center.

Review | January 27, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Biological Mesh Implants for Abdominal Hernia Repair

This narrative review summarizes the published evidence on use of biological mesh materials for abdominal hernia repair, and the history of US Food and Drug Administration approval of these devices.
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Interview with Peter C. Minneci, MD, MHSc and Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc, authors of Effectiveness of Patient Choice in Nonoperative vs Surgical Management of Pediatric Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

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Effectiveness of Patient Choice in Nonoperative vs Surgical Management of Pediatric Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

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A Case of Unexpected Gastric Mass (4:26)

Transgastric laparoscopic resection of a gastric metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma.

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Anterior Mediastinal Mass

An asymptomatic 47-year-old woman with a mediastinal mass complained of mild but worsening orthopnea that was exacerbated when she would lie down.

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JAMA Surgery is the official publication for the Association of VA Surgeons, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and the Surgical Outcomes Club. Manuscripts containing original research or content pertinent to the field of surgery presented at each respective annual meeting are published throughout the year in JAMA Surgery.

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