This study of inpatient data from California and New York evaluates whether mandated physician-patient communication is associated with racial/ethnic disparities in immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction among women undergoing mastectomy.
This database study examines evidence of provider-induced demand in the management of carotid artery stenosis.
This qualitative study describes the perceptions of Peruvian surgeons who received international training on the effect of the globalization of medical education on surgical care in Peru.
This Viewpoints report on a program to help residents cope with daily stress, provide tools to manage challenges after completing residency, and reduce the risk of burnout, depression, and suicide.
This pre- and postintervention study evaluates the association of the Best Case/Worst Case framework with surgical communication when communicating to older patients about treament options in high-stakes surgical decisions.
This study uses a surveye of women with recently diagnosed breast cancer identified through SEER to evaluate patient decisions on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and the effect of the surgeon’s recommendations.
This review discusses the role of genetic testing in patients at risk for breast cancer.
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 cohort study assesses factors driving end-of-life decisions in hospitalized vascular surgery patients.
This study uses legal records accessed through Westlaw to examine lawsuits targeting surgical trainees.
This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.
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 study compares assessment of risk of postsurgical complications in surgically complex patients between internal medicine and general surgery trainees.
This cohort study uses data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy Reporting System to examine whether patients of surgeons with a history of higher numbers of unsolicited patient observations are at greater risk for postoperative complications than patients whose surgeons generate fewer such unsolicited patient observations.
This Viewpoint proposes a new process, imminent death donation, to correct a chronic shortage of livers available for pediatric transplantation.
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