Variation in Patient-reported Outcomes Across Hospitals Following Surgery.

  title={Variation in Patient-reported Outcomes Across Hospitals Following Surgery.},
  author={Jennifer F. Waljee and Amir A Ghaferi and Jonathan F. Finks and Ruth B. Cassidy and Oliver Adrian Varban and Arthur Carlin and N E Carlozzi and Justin B. Dimick},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={53 11},
BACKGROUND Although there is growing interest in applying patient-reported outcomes (PROs) toward surgical quality, the extent to which PROs vary across hospitals following surgical procedures is unknown. OBJECTIVES We examined variation in PROs, specifically health-related quality of life (HRQOL), across hospitals performing bariatric surgery. RESEARCH DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SUBJECTS The Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative is a statewide consortium of 39 hospitals… CONTINUE READING