This Viewpoint argues that moribidity and mortality conferences and peer reviews for diseases that cross multiple specialities should be more interdisciplinary.
This Viewpoint proposes innovative quality-improvement programs funded via partnerships between private payers and the US Centers for Medicare and Medical Services.
This study uses legal records accessed through Westlaw to examine lawsuits targeting surgical trainees.
This cohort study evaluates payment variation in Medicare and private payer claims for coronary artery bypass grafting in anticipation of the Medicare bundled payment program.
This study compares the safety and outcomes of the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach with those of open thyroidectomy.
This population-based survey study assesses the influence of attending surgeons on rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with breast cancer.
This cohort study uses data from the Department of Defense Military Health System Data Repository to describe patterns of opioid pain medication prescriptions after common surgical procedures and determine the appropriateness of the prescription as indicated by the rate of refills.
This cohort study compares end-of-life treatment between low-mortality hospitals and all other hospitals in older patients with traumatic brain injury.
This population-based study elucidates risk factors for reoperation in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and disease-specific mortality.
This population-based cohort study evaluates the association of primary tumor site with mortality among patients receiving systemic chemotherapy and biologic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer.
This randomized phase 2 trial investigates if adjuvant sequential radiotherapy plus chemotherapy can improve locoregional recurrence–free survival compared with adjuvant chemotherapy alone.
This study evaluates whether thyroidectomy-specific outcomes vary among hospitals, whether the addition of thyroidectomy-specific variables affects risk adjustment, and whether differences in hospital performance are associated with thyroidectomy-specific care processes.
This systematic review examines the utility of parathyroid hormone levels in predicting temporary postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia.
This Surgical Innovation reports the use of point-of-care ultrasonography as a first-line technique to evaluate hypoxia or hypotension among patients in surgical wards.
A previously healthy 40-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of a right breast mass slowly enlarging with associated pain. There was a 3 × 4-cm hard, irregular, mobile nodule in the retroareolar area of the right breast, tethered to the overlying skin but not fixed to the underlying muscle. What is your diagnosis?
A lethargic 68-year-old man presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening diffuse abdominal pain, distension, nausea, and nonbilious emesis. What is your diagnosis?
This study uses the database Patient Administration Systems and Biostatistics Activity to examine the breadth of war-related and non–war-related surgical procedures provided by deployed military surgeons to locals in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2013.
This database review evaluates the prevalence of anemia 10 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and whether bariatric follow-up influences anemia rates in a population of veterans.
This cohort study compares the outcomes of open colectomy with ureteral stenting with the outcomes of open colectomy without ureteral stenting.
This study examines the incidence of a patient developing appendicitis within 1 week after undergoing a colonoscopy vs during the following 51 weeks.
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