This observational study found no association between hospital-based participation in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and improvements in postoperative outcomes over time in patients undergoing elective operations at US academic hospitals.
This Danish cohort study investigates the risks of long-term recurrence and mesh-related complications among patients undergoing incisional hernia repair with open mesh, laparoscopic mesh, and open nonmesh surgical techniques.
This analysis of surgical readmissions data reports that readmissions were mostly associated with postdischarge complications related to the procedure, rather than exacerbation of prior index admission complications.
This cohort study compares childhood IQ scores in siblings with vs without anesthesia exposure before age 3 years.
This hospital epidemiology study used MEDPAR file data to compare surgical outcomes and Medicare expenditures at critical access vs non–critical access hosptials.