Variability in length of stay after colorectal surgery: assessment of 182 hospitals in the national surgical quality improvement program.

@article{Cohen2009VariabilityIL,
  title={Variability in length of stay after colorectal surgery: assessment of 182 hospitals in the national surgical quality improvement program.},
  author={Mark E. Cohen and Karl Bilimoria and Clifford Y. Ko and Karen E Richards and Bruce Lee Hall},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 6},
  pages={901-7}
}
BACKGROUND Length of postoperative stay (LOS) has gained increasing attention as a potential indicator of surgical efficiency. Our objective was to examine the feasibility of assessing LOS at 182 hospitals to identify institutions with outlying performance. METHODS Patients were identified who underwent colorectal surgery at 182 hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) from 2006 to 2007. Regression models for… CONTINUE READING