This analysis identifies hospital factors associated with care discontinuity, defined as readmission to a nonindex hospital, among patients undergoing emergency general surgery.
This Special Communication summarizes the 3 key tenets of effective surgery leadership raised at the Society of Surgical Chairs mentorship panel sessions—collaboration and cooperativity, humanized relationships and mentorship, and operational efficiency.
This matched-cohort study tests whether hospitals with better nursing work environments display better value than those with worse nursing environments and aims to determine patient risk groups associated with the greatest value.
This study reports on whether an association between the influx of new residents at the beginning of the academic year and outcomes exists among a nationally representative sample of patients who underwent emergency general surgery.
This article discusses the design and rationale for the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) randomized trial, which will evaluate whether changing surgical resident duty hour policies to permit greater flexibility in work hours will affect patient postoperative outcomes, resident education, and resident well-being.
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 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 database study found that surgical training does not sufficiently emphasize the necessary exposure to technical expertise and clinical management of patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
Sarosi and colleagues examine the training outcomes of preliminary residents in a university and veterans affairs surgical residency and attempt to predict the characteristics that lead to successful placement into categorical general surgical residency.
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