This randomized trial reports that among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, early administration of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 ratio compared with a 1:1:2 ratio did not result in significant differences in mortality at 24 hours or at 30 days.
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.
Osborne and coauthors evaluate the association of enrollment and participation in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program with outcomes and Medicare payments compared with control hospitals that did not participate in the program.
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 Viewpoint discusses the findings of the Government Accountability Office, revisits the premise of physician self-referral, surveys the relevant statutory and regulatory framework, and explores potential solutions to this vexing and costly challenge
This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-related behavior.
This Viewpoint discusses the challenges of building research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries, reviewing the developments since 2000 and the vision for future research ethics education.
This Viewpoint discusses use of digital multimedia as a strategy to enhance study participants’ understanding of research information.
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