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Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons.
BACKGROUND Accurately estimating surgical risks is critical for shared decision making and informed consent. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may soon put forth a measure requiringExpand
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First Report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass
Objective:To assess the safety and effectiveness of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as compared to the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypassExpand
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Does Surgical Quality Improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: An Evaluation of All Participating Hospitals
Background/Objective:The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) has demonstrated quality improvement in the VA and pilot study of 14 academic institutions. The objective was to showExpand
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Optimizing ACS NSQIP modeling for evaluation of surgical quality and risk: patient risk adjustment, procedure mix adjustment, shrinkage adjustment, and surgical focus.
  • M. Cohen, C. Ko, +13 authors B. Hall
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • 1 August 2013
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) collects detailed clinical data from participating hospitals using standardized data definitions, analyzesExpand
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Clinical observations in manic-depressive disease; a quantitative study of one hundred manic-depressive patients and fifty medically sick controls.
• From 249 psychiatric patients with the diagnosis of manic-depressive disease a consecutive group of 100 were selected by systematic criteria. They were compared with a control group of 50 patientsExpand
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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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Palatal tubercles, palatal tori, and mandibular tori: prevalence and anatomical features in a U.S. population.
The prevalence and features of 3 types of exostoses commonly encountered during periodontal surgery were studied in a sample of 328 modern American skulls drawn from the collection at the AmericanExpand
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Stress fractures of the pelvis in female navy recruits: an analysis of possible mechanisms of injury.
The purpose of our study was to investigate possible risk factors and mechanisms for the development of pelvic stress fractures in female Navy recruits. We used a case-control retrospective study ofExpand
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Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States.
IMPORTANCE Financial penalties for readmission have been expanded beyond medical conditions to include surgical procedures. Hospitals are working to reduce readmissions; however, little is knownExpand
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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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