Mutual reporting of process and outcomes enhances quality outcomes for colon and rectal resections.

@article{Galandiuk2004MutualRO,
  title={Mutual reporting of process and outcomes enhances quality outcomes for colon and rectal resections.},
  author={Susan Galandiuk and Mohan K Rao and Michael F. Heine and Michael J. Scherm and Hiram C. Jr. Polk},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={
          833-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND This report describes the favorable results of mutual reporting of process and outcome of care for major resections of the colon and rectum, one of six focal points for the Center for Medicare Services studies seeking to broadly reduce death and complications and enhance consistency of care. METHODS A group of 66 surgical specialists in 9 cities in Kentucky reported cases to a quality improvement network over the past 5 years, and these data were supplemented by chart verification… CONTINUE READING