This Viewpoint explores the limits of the methods used in the Surgeon Scorecard, uses laparoscopic cholecystectomy data to illustrate the inherent statistical challenges the Scorecard faces, and suggests improvements for future surgical performance assessments.
This Viewpoint examines the practice of concurrent surgery and the need to discuss with patients when and why a surgeon may be absent during noncritical portions of a procedure.
This nationwide retrospective cohort study describes patterns of episodes of diverticulitis before surgery and factors associated with earlier interventions using inpatient, outpatient, and antibiotic prescription claims.
This study evaluates associations between measures of hospital competition and financial status and the proportion of radical prostatectomies, nephrectomies, hysterectomies, and oophorectomies that were robotic-assisted.
This multicenter cohort study of a trauma system in Canada reports the development of a quality indicator for in-hospital complications that can be used to evaluate the quality of acute injury care.
This study examines whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at different ages.
This comparative effectiveness analysis assesses the association between the implementation of surgical safety checklists and all-cause 90- and 30-day mortality among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
This cohort study uses New York Statewide Planning and Cooperation System data to describe the frequency of reoperation 90 days after breast conservation surgery among women in New York State between 2003 and 2013.
This cohort study evaluates whether the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is associated with mortality in emergency general surgery patients.
This cohort study examines whether metabolomics can distinguish healthy volunteers from trauma patients and quantify changes in catabolic metabolites over time after traumatic injury.
This Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature describes the assessment of randomized clinical trials addressing surgical procedures.
This review summarizes advances on the use of molecular testing to improve the diagnosis and prognostication of thyroid cancer.
This article reports on how video telementoring is likely to play an increasing role in surgical education.
A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1 day history of upper abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
A man in his mid-50s was referred to our hospital because he had a cystic mass in his spleen that was discovered incidentally during a routine physical examination. He had no history of abdominal trauma, infection, or surgery. What is your diagnosis?
This study examines the traumatic brain injury–related factors associated with accelerated change in health insurance coverage and the differences in time to coverage change among individuals with employer-provided private insurance.
This study examines whether surgeon-specific complication rates reported in the Surgeon Scorecard correlate with several perioperative quality measures.
This study examines prefrontal responses of surgeons of varying experience levels during a suturing drill to evaluate laparoscopic surgery skills.
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