This Viewpoint discusses the issues associated with Medicare’s mandatory bundling of coronary artery bypass grafting.
This study compares assessment of risk of postsurgical complications in surgically complex patients between internal medicine and general surgery trainees.
This cohort study examines the use of local excision among patients with T1 squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal and compares the overall survival relative to those who received standard treatment with chemoradiotherapy.
This quasi-experimental study uses Medicare claims to examine whether hospital participation in the Vascular Quality Initiative registry increases rates of surveillance imaging after vascular procedures.
This comparative effectiveness study compares the utility of upfront resection vs long-term surveillance in treatment of pancreatic branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms with worrisome features.
This study establishes a normative catalog of force profiles during the performance of surgery, compares force variables among surgeons with different skill levels, and evaluates whether such a force-based metric determines or differentiates skill level.
This cohort study evaluates the association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program with readmissions after major joint surgery (targeted) and procedures with historically high rates not under its purview (nontargeted).
This cohort study evaluates the risks of redo carotid endarterectomy relative to primary carotid endarterectomy.
This analysis evaluates the cost-effectiveness of current practice compared with the Air Medical Prehospital Triage score for helicopter emergency medical services scene triage of trauma patients.
This study investigates the incidence and prognosis of gastrinomas originating in the hepatobiliary tract in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
This study evaluates the association of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion with access to timely and recommended care for common and serious surgical conditions.
This systematic review describes the barriers and facilitators associated with enhanced recovery pathway program implementation.
This report proposes the innovation of incorporating a palliative care assessment into daily rounds in the surgical and trauma intensive care unit.
A 25-year-old woman with a history of ulcerative colitis presents to the emergency department with lower abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
This review of 304 carpal tunnel release procedures examines the necessity of stopping antithrombotic medications prior to carpal tunnel release surgery.
This interrupted time series analysis found significant changes in multiple dimensions of pain medication usage after the implementation of postoperative opioid prescription guidelines in a single hospital.
This population-based study evaluates the levels of case minimums met by plastic surgery residents in Veterans Affairs hospitals.
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