This study examines whether excellence in surgical outcomes transfers among procedures within health systems.
This study identifies risk factors for readmission within 30 days of discharge from a general surgery service.
This multicenter cohort study of a trauma system in Canada reports the development of a quality indicator for in-hospital complications that can be used to evaluate the quality of acute injury care.
This study examines whether surgeon-specific complication rates reported in the Surgeon Scorecard correlate with several perioperative quality measures.
This Viewpoint explores the limits of the methods used in the Surgeon Scorecard, uses laparoscopic cholecystectomy data to illustrate the inherent statistical challenges the Scorecard faces, and suggests improvements for future surgical performance assessments.
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 study assesses the rates and risk factors for hospital readmissions following emergency general surgery.
This study finds that patients operated on by surgeons trained in residency programs that were ranked in the top tertile were significantly less likely to experience adverse events than were those operated on by surgeons trained in programs that were in the bottom tertile.
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 examines whether hospital-level compliance with Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for intracranial pressure monitoring and craniotomy is associated with risk-adjusted mortality rates in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
This observational study reports that hospital performance on a patient satisfaction survey is associated with objective measures of surgical quality.
This study attempts to characterize the true preventability of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by identifying the proportion of patients with VTE who had received “defect-free care.”
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