The “halo effect” suggests that improvements in health care delivery for one disease may improve outcomes in closely related diseases, but, to our knowledge, only a few studies have examined this concept in surgery.1- 4 We evaluated quality performance across 4 complex but common surgical procedures to determine whether high-quality care is consistently provided for multiple procedures at a single institution.
Brown EG, Anderson JE, Burgess D, Bold RJ. Examining the “Halo Effect” of Surgical Care Within Health Systems. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(10):983–984. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1000