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This cohort study emulates a trial within a large national veteran population to assess the risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among patients with recent COVID-19 infection.
This population-based cohort study uses data from an independent research institute housing routinely collected health data for Ontario’s 14 million residents to examine the association of preoperative medical consultation with adverse postoperative outcomes and use of care processes among adults aged 40 years or older.
This cross-sectional study investigates changes in the use of hydroxyurea among youths insured by Medicaid with sickle cell anemia after the 2014 revision of clinical guidelines.
This Viewpoint discusses the limitations of medical school ranking in attracting a diverse student population and urges administrators to holistically communicate their mission, goals, and learning environment as an alternative strategy.
This cohort study examines whether patients exposed to end-of-rotation resident changeover have longer hospital stays and whether this association is mitigated by separating resident and attending changeover days.
This quality improvement study assesses team turnover, composition, and interpersonal preferences in terms of operative efficiency in total hip and knee arthroplasty
This quality improvement study describes whether key communication domains were addressed at the bedside on the day of hospital discharge, by whom, and for how long.
This cohort study assesses whether active surveillance follow-up by physicians who implant retrievable inferior vena cava filters is associated with increased rates of device retrieval.
This cohort study compares 30-day readmission rates, 30-day readmission costs, and total episode costs among patients with vs without Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
This cohort study evaluates the association of participation in a value-based insurance design program in California with health care spending and utilization.
This cohort study identifies patient, physician, admission, and systems characteristics that are independently associated with subspecialty consultation among pediatric hospitalists.
This cohort study shows a structured, transparent approach to decision-making about adjustment for social risk factors for a measure of clinician quality that assesses acute admissions for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
This cross-sectional study of a multistate sample of electronic health record data examines the association between primary care visit length and potentially inappropriate prescribing.
This cross-sectional study compares care experiences and outpatient visit use between physician-patients and nonphysician-patients.
This case-control study investigates the association between a communication and optimal resolution program to address unexpected adverse patient outcomes and measures of health care worker satisfaction.
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