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Quality improvement in surgery: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program approach.
The history and development of the NSQIP, from its inception in the Veterans Administration Health System to its implementation within the private sector sponsored by the ACS, documents the growth ofExpand
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A current profile and assessment of north american cholecystectomy: results from the american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program.
BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy is among the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States. The current state of cholecystectomy outcomes, including variations in hospital performance, isExpand
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The influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes.
BACKGROUND Although the training of surgical residents is often considered in national policy addressing complications and safety, the influence of resident intraoperative involvement on surgicalExpand
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Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement.
BACKGROUND Facility-level process measure adherence is being publicly reported. However, the association between measure adherence and surgical outcomes is not well-established. Our objective was toExpand
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Evaluation and management of geriatric trauma: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline
BACKGROUND Aging patients constitute an increasing proportion of patients treated at trauma centers. Previous and existing guidelines addressing care of the injured elder have not adequatelyExpand
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Comparison of hospital performance in emergency versus elective general surgery operations at 198 hospitals.
BACKGROUND Surgical quality improvement has focused on elective general surgery (ELGS) outcomes despite the substantial risk associated with emergency general surgery (EMGS) procedures. Furthermore,Expand
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Comparison of hospital performance in nonemergency versus emergency colorectal operations at 142 hospitals.
BACKGROUND Quality improvement efforts have demonstrated considerable hospital-to-hospital variation in surgical outcomes. However, information about the quality of emergency surgical care isExpand
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The Attributable Mortality and Length of Stay of Trauma-Related Complications: A Matched Cohort Study
Objective:To determine the attributable mortality (AM) and excess length of stay because of complications or complication groupings in the National Trauma Data Bank. Summary Background Data:ResourcesExpand
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Effect of Postdischarge Morbidity and Mortality on Comparisons of Hospital Surgical Quality
Background:Hospitals increasingly rely on surgical quality assessment programs that require considerable resources to capture outcomes after hospital discharge. However, it is unclear whetherExpand
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Comparison of outcomes after laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for acute appendicitis at 222 ACS NSQIP hospitals.
BACKGROUND The benefit of laparoscopic (LA) versus open (OA) appendectomy, particularly for complicated appendicitis, remains unclear. Our objectives were to assess 30-day outcomes after LA versus OAExpand
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