Brown and colleagues determine whether child rearing increases the risk of attrition from general surgery residency.
Salim and colleagues investigate the effect of an aggressive outreach intervention during a 5-year period aimed at improving organ donation rates among Hispanic Americans. See also the invited commentary by Malinoski.
In a review of the Joint Theater Trauma Registry (2002-2011) of US forward combat hospitals, Langan et al analyze the evolution of injury patterns, early care, and resuscitation among patients who subsequently died in the hospital, before and after implementation of damage control resuscitation policies. See Invited Commentary by Holcomb.
Kazaure and colleagues present long-term results of a standardized postoperative ward-acquired pneumonia prevention program introduced in 2007 on the surgical ward of a university-affiliated Veterans Affairs hospital and compare their postintervention pneumonia rates with those captured in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Scalea et al test the hypothesis that establishing a financial incentive program for OR teams would improve efficiency, leading to decreased turnaround times (“wheels out” to “wheels in” of 60 minutes or less) and improved on-time first-case starts (“wheels in” within 6 minutes of the scheduled start time). See the Invited Commentary by Kaminski.
Rose et al evaluate the safety of endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm by measuring Patient Safety Indicators associated with each procedure over time. Cases were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2003-2010). Main outcome measures were Patient Safety Indicators and mortality. See the Invited Commentary by Suding and Paxton.
Resnick et al investigated the accuracy of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the clearance of cervical spine injuries. See the Invited Commentary by Schreiber.
Franken et al compare short-term (30-day) outcomes between laparoscopic and open partial hepatectomies. An Invited Commentary by Biehl follows.
Gifford et al determine how often categorical general surgery residents seriously consider leaving residency. At 13 residency programs, they administered an anonymous survey of 371 residents and 10-year attrition rates. Responses from those who seriously considered leaving were compared with those who did not. See the Invited Commentary by Deveney.
Geltzeiler and colleagues determine if favorable results could be reproduced in a community hospital setting using their enhanced recovery after surgery program.
Catchpole and coauthors use human factors engineering to redesign the trauma process.
Patel and coauthors determine the effect of meeting a standardized set of critical care end points, or donor management goals, on the number of organs transplanted per donor using expanded criteria donors. See the Invited Commentary by Salim.
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