Douglas R Stoddard

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INTRODUCTION Most colon trauma data arise from institutional series that provide descriptive analysis. We investigated the outcome of these patients by analyzing a nationwide database. METHODS We queried the U.S. National Trauma Data Bank (2007-2009) using primary International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition, Clinical Modification codes to(More)
Measuring surgical business performance for Army military treatment facilities is currently done through 6 business metrics developed by the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Surgical Services Service Line (3SL). Development of a composite score for business performance has the potential to simplify and synthesize measurement, improving focus for strategic goal(More)
The idea of the preoperative anesthesia clinic as a means of examining and treating the patient so that he will arrive in the operating theater as strong and healthy as possible is well established in practice and literature.However, problems in clinic design and execution often result in high patient waiting times, decreased patient and staff satisfaction,(More)
Service block time allocation is a critical requirement for the optimization of patient throughput and access to care in the Surgical Services Service Line of the US Army Medical Command. The procedure complexity, volume, and diversity across 25 facilities create significant variation in service block time. This variation requires the involvement of both(More)
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