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  • Optimizing the Implementation of Surgical Coaching Through Feedback From Practicing Surgeons

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    JAMA Surg. 2021; 156(1):42-49. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4581

    This qualitative study identifies surgeon-derived recommendations for implementation of surgical coaching programs from participants’ exit interviews and ratings of their coaching interactions.

  • The eNOTSS Platform for Surgeons’ Nontechnical Skills Performance Improvement

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    JAMA Surg. 2020; 155(5):438-439. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.5880

    This article describes an innovative web-based system, eNOTSS, that assists surgeons in developing nontechnical skills.

  • Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines

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    JAMA. 2020; 323(11):1087-1088. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.20830

    This JAMA Insights Clinical Update summarizes current guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and discusses emerging prevention strategies, such as preoperative bowel preparation and negative-pressure wound therapy, that are challenging longstanding surgical practices.

  • Using Smartphones to Capture Novel Recovery Metrics After Cancer Surgery

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    JAMA Surg. 2020; 155(2):123-129. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4702

    This cohort study assesses whether physical activity captured from smartphone accelerometer data can describe postoperative recovery among patients with vs without postoperative complications after cancer operations.

  • Developing an Onboarding Framework for Surgeons in Expanding Health Systems

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    JAMA Surg. 2020; 155(2):159-160. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4420

    This article explains the reasons for and attributes of a new surgical onboarding framework for health systems in the United States.

  • Treating Perioperative Complications: Should Everyone Be This Expensive?

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(10):959-959. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1719
  • Who Is Responsible for the Safe Introduction of New Surgical Technology? An Important Legal Precedent From the da Vinci Surgical System Trials

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(8):717-718. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0841

    This Viewpoint will review the Taylor v Intuitive legal case and discuss its important implications for hospitals, surgical leadership, and individual surgeons.

  • Variation in Medicare Expenditures for Treating Perioperative Complications: The Cost of Rescue

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(12):e163340. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3340

    This retrospective cohort study evaluates differences across hospitals in the costs of care for patients surviving perioperative complications after major inpatient surgery.

  • Variation in Hospital Episode Costs With Bariatric Surgery

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    JAMA Surg. 2015; 150(12):1109-1115. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2394

    This cohort study reports there are variations in hospital episode payments among Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.

  • Hospital Credentialing and Privileging of Surgeons: A Potential Safety Blind Spot

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    JAMA. 2015; 313(13):1313-1314. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.1943

    This Viewpoint reviews an important legal ruling on robotic surgery that highlights potential safety concerns in hospital credentialing and privileging with regard to new technologies.