This Viewpoint defends the use measures in quality improvement initiatives and outlines lessons from past experiences that could make their future use as quality measures more successful.
This Viewpoint describes the shifts made by hospital networks toward a new type of surgical regionalization to improve surgical outcomes and overall clinical quality.
This Viewpoint discusses the implications of the growing trend of hospital consolidation for quality, access, and price of care.
This Viewpoint discusses approaches to public health communication challenges posed by J-shaped associations between health effects and major modifiable risk factors.
This randomized trial compared differences between laparoscopic and open resection on completeness of excision and negative margins in patients with stage II or III rectal cancer.
This randomized trial compared differences between laparoscopic and open resection on completeness of excision and on negative margins among adult patients from Australia and New Zealand with T1-T3 rectal adenocarcinoma less than 15 cm from the anal verge.
This randomized trial compared postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing emergency laparoscopic lavage vs primary colon resection procedures for acute perforated diverticulitis.
This randomized trial compares the effects of a supervised exercise program and advice vs advice alone on activity limitation and quality of life among adults with isolated ankle fracture.
This commentary describes 3 types of interventions to reduce the occurrence of wrong-site surgeries, retained surgical items, and operating room fires in response to a systematic review published in JAMA Surgery.
This commentary describes the difficulties in studying concussion injury with regards to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics involving data for football players at the youth league, high school, and collegiate levels.
An 80-year-old woman with diabetes, hypertension, and TIAs presented with a painful rash on her flank. She had no fever, systemic symptoms, joint pain, or skin thickening; a punch biopsy showed a vacuolar interface dermatitis pattern. What would you do next?
This population epidemiology study used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database to characterize rates of all-cause unplanned visits within 30 days of ambulatory surgery and the relationships between the cause for the revisit and the preceding operation.
This study uses follow-up data from a randomized trial comparing open and endoscopic release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome to compare outcomes 11 to 16 years after surgery.
This Medical News & Perspectives article explores the opportunities for and challenges of incorporating mindfulness interventions into clinical practice.