Geoffrey R Keyes

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BACKGROUND The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has reported statistics on morbidity and mortality for facilities that it accredits based on an analysis of unanticipated sequelae and surgical mortality. Data acquired through the first Internet-Based Quality Assurance and Peer Review reporting system (IBQAP)(More)
Assessing the quality of care delivered in office-based outpatient surgery centers is difficult because formerly there was no central data collection system. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), in its ongoing effort to assess and improve patient care, has developed an Internet-based quality improvement and(More)
Although Internet-based quality assurance and peer review data have demonstrated the safety of procedures performed in the outpatient setting through the analysis of outcomes, the future of patient care will be directed by evidence-based medicine. Large inpatient surgical databases have long existed to provide quality assurance and improvement data for the(More)
In the plastic surgery patient population, outpatient surgery is cost effective and will continue to grow as the preferred arena for performing surgery in healthy patients. Although there is a widespread myth that outpatient surgery centers may suffer from increased infection rates due to lax infection control, the data presented from American Association(More)
A previously unreported low-morbidity staged procedure for the extrathoracic construction of neoesophagus employing a combination of skin-lined cutaneous an myoepithelial flaps is proposed as an adjunct to, or as a primary method for, the surgeon confronted with the problem of restoring the continuity of the food passage, which follows thoracic esophageal(More)
The Authors discuss the importance of evidence based medicine (EBM) as related particularly to outpatient surgery. They discuss the five core steps in current EBM and take the reader through each of the steps, listing methods the surgeon can follow to achieve a thorough and relevant evidence based plan. Challenges of EBM such as reporting bias and evidence(More)