This Viewpoint proposes a new framework for defining quality in surgical training that identifies potential metrics, conceptualizes their relationships, and ranks their relative importance.
This Viewpoint will review the Taylor v Intuitive legal case and discuss its important implications for hospitals, surgical leadership, and individual surgeons.
This Viewpoint considers the role of measures of surgeon performance and methods for continuous improvement in patient safety efforts for surgical outcomes.
This Editorial proposes possible explanations other than overdiagnosis for the increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in light of the latest USPSTF recommendation against screening for the disease.
This cohort study analyzes state and nationwide temporal trends in vena cava filter placement and pulmonary embolism occurrence in patients with traumatic injury from 2003 to 2015.
This cohort study examines the association of insurance expansion in Massachusetts with the rate of surgical procedures for thyroid cancer.
This cross-sectional survey study assesses the quality of patient decisions about breast reconstruction.
This cohort study examines the association between frailty and 30-day postoperative unplanned readmission.
This cohort study investigates the existence and outcomes of open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and carotid endarterectomy performed by very low-volume surgeons in New York.
This cohort study uses data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP to examine the risk associated with complications and mortality after urgent surgery compared with elective and emergency surgery.
This study of inpatient data from California and New York evaluates whether mandated physician-patient communication is associated with racial/ethnic disparities in immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction among women undergoing mastectomy.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates whether an intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine reduces postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing major elective noncardiac surgery.
This study examines inpatient and outpatient claims data from a large national database to determine the association of preoperative anti-TNF therapy with postoperative complications among surgical patients with ulcerative colitis.
This guideline provides new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections.
This article discusses intragastric single-port surgery vs conventional laparoscopic or single-port surgery for treating gastric tumors.
A man in his 70s with history of pancreatic adenocarcinoma who had undergone a Whipple procedure 2 years prior to presentation came to the emergency department with a 1-day history of waxing and waning sharp abdominal pain radiating to his back. What is your diagnosis?
A 60-year-old-woman presented with a history of abdominal discomfort and a palpable mass in the right iliac fossa. What is your diagnosis?
This population-based study of Ghanian women with a family history of breast cancer analyzes breast cancer gene mutations to determine whether the triple-negative breast cancer phenotype is a risk factor for mutation carrier status.
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