Quality measurement of outcome in general surgery revisited: commentary and proposal.

@article{Shuhaiber2002QualityMO,
  title={Quality measurement of outcome in general surgery revisited: commentary and proposal.},
  author={Jeffrey H. Shuhaiber},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={137 1},
  pages={52-4}
}
Surgery has been trying to catch up to evidence-based medicine. Assessment of outcome in surgery is the child for quality assurance of patient care. We surgeons have our own set of mental variables that can predict good and poor outcomes. We value our experience and that of others, yet, are always inquisitive about which best predict morbidity and mortality. We all have our own functional equations for outcome that varies qualitatively and quantitatively. The main problem is lack of a uniform… CONTINUE READING