Risk adjustment of the postoperative morbidity rate for the comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care: results of the National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study.

@article{Daley1997RiskAO,
  title={Risk adjustment of the postoperative morbidity rate for the comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care: results of the National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study.},
  author={Jennifer Daley and Shukri F. Khuri and William G. Henderson and K. B. Hur and James O Gibbs and G. D. Barbour and John G. Demakis and George L. Irvin and J F Stremple and Fred L Grover and G N Mcdonald and Edward Passaro and Peter Fabri and Jeanne Spencer and Karl E. Hammermeister and J. Bradley Aust and Charles A Oprian},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={1997},
  volume={185 4},
  pages={328-40}
}
BACKGROUND The National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study was designed to collect reliable, valid data on patient risk and outcomes for major surgery in the Veterans Health Administration and to report comparative risk-adjusted postoperative mortality and morbidity rates for surgical services in the Veterans Health Administration. STUDY DESIGN This was a cohort study conducted at 44 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers closely affiliated with university medical centers. Included were 87,078… CONTINUE READING