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Combining Surgical Outcomes and Patient Experiences to Evaluate Hospital Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery Quality.

J Gastrointest Surg 2019 Sep 29;23(9):1900-1910. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Division of Colorectal Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.

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September 2019

Beyond death and graft survival-Variation in outcomes after kidney transplantation. Results from the NSQIP Transplant beta phase.

Am J Transplant 2019 Sep 21;19(9):2622-2630. Epub 2019 May 21.

Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15391DOI Listing
September 2019

Same-day discharge is not associated with increased readmissions or complications after thyroid operations.

Surgery 2019 Sep 30. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Section of Endocrine Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

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September 2019

Injury-specific variables improve risk adjustment and hospital quality assessment in severe traumatic brain injury.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019 Aug;87(2):386-392

From the Department of Surgery (A.J.D., G.D.S., C.Y.K., H.G.C.), David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (A.J.D., G.D.S., C.Y.K.); Department of Health Policy and Management (A.J.D., G.D.S., J.N., R.H.B., C.Y.K.), UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles; RAND Corporation (R.H.B.), Santa Monica; Department of Medicine (R.H.B.), David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles; Department of Research and Evaluation (B.S.M.), Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena; and VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support (CIPRS) (B.S.M.), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California.

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August 2019

Beyond death and graft survival-Variation in outcomes after liver transplant. Results from the NSQIP transplant beta phase.

Am J Transplant 2019 Jul 11;19(7):2108-2115. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15357DOI Listing
July 2019

Association of preoperative biliary drainage technique with postoperative outcomes among patients with resectable hepatobiliary malignancy.

HPB (Oxford) 2019 Jul 23. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA; Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address:

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July 2019

Risk factors for post-pancreaticoduodenectomy delayed gastric emptying in the absence of pancreatic fistula or intra-abdominal infection.

J Surg Oncol 2019 Jun 8;119(7):925-931. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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June 2019

Assessing the influence of experience in pancreatic surgery: a risk-adjusted analysis using the American College of Surgeons NSQIP database.

HPB (Oxford) 2019 May 29. Epub 2019 May 29.

Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2019.04.013DOI Listing
May 2019

Adherence to Enhanced Recovery Protocols in NSQIP and Association With Colectomy Outcomes.

Ann Surg 2019 Mar;269(3):486-493

Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC.

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March 2019

Databases for surgical health services research: National cancer database.

Surgery 2019 Mar 15;165(3):499-500. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2018.01.006DOI Listing
March 2019

Patients With Temporary Ostomies: Veterans Administration Hospitals Multi-institutional Retrospective Study.

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;45(6):510-515

Mohammed Iyoob Mohammed Ilyas, MBBS, MS, MRCS, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson. David A. Haggstrom, MD, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. Melinda A. Maggard-Gibbons, MD, MSHS, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, California. Christopher S. Wendel, MS, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson. Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis. Christian Max Schmidt, MD, PhD, MBA, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. Clifford Y. Ko, MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California. Robert S. Krouse, MD, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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March 2019

Disparities in Surgical Access: A Systematic Literature Review, Conceptual Model, and Evidence Map.

J Am Coll Surg 2019 Mar;228(3):276-298

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6391739PMC
March 2019

Does Implementation of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Protocols in Colorectal Surgery Improve Patient Outcomes?

Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2019 Mar 28;32(2):109-113. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1676475DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6395090PMC
March 2019

When One Data Set Is Insufficient-Things to Consider When Linking Secondary Data.

JAMA Surg 2019 Feb;154(2):186-187

Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles.

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February 2019

The Quality In-Training Initiative: Giving Residents Data to Learn Clinical Effectiveness.

J Surg Educ 2018 Mar - Apr;75(2):397-402. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery Healthcare and Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.07.005DOI Listing
December 2018

Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Acute Appendectomy Conducted for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 12 12;227(6):605-617.e2. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.09.024DOI Listing
December 2018

Databases for surgical health services research: National Trauma Data Bank and Trauma Quality Improvement Program.

Surgery 2018 11 19;164(5):919-920. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, CA; Department of Surgery, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA.

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November 2018

Sustained culture and surgical outcome improvement.

Am J Surg 2018 11 16;216(5):841-845. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Queens, Flushing, NY, USA; Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

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November 2018

American College of Surgeons' Guidelines for the Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Medication.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 11 24;227(5):521-536.e1. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Surgery, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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November 2018

Defining the Content for a Quality and Safety in Surgery Curriculum Using a Nominal Group Technique.

J Surg Educ 2019 May - Jun;76(3):795-801. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California; Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California.

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November 2018

Creating Individual Surgeon Performance Assessments in a Statewide Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 09 27;227(3):303-312.e3. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Electronic address:

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September 2018

Trends in perioperative outcomes of hospitals performing major cancer surgery.

J Surg Oncol 2018 Sep 21;118(4):694-703. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.25171DOI Listing
September 2018

Databases for surgical health services research: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

Surgery 2018 08 3;164(2):173-175. Epub 2018 Feb 3.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2017.12.021DOI Listing
August 2018

Effect of Diagnosis on Outcomes in the Setting of Enhanced Recovery Protocols.

Dis Colon Rectum 2018 Jul;61(7):847-853

Department of Surgery, Clinical Research Unit, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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July 2018

Characterizing Surgical Site Infection Signals in Clinical Notes.

Stud Health Technol Inform 2017 ;245:955-959

Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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June 2018

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Is It Time to Drive Patient-Reported Outcomes Through Robust Measurement?

Anesth Analg 2018 06;126(6):1801-1802

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000002896DOI Listing
June 2018

Hospital variation in rates of concurrent fundoplication during gastrostomy enteral access procedures.

Surg Endosc 2018 05 5;32(5):2201-2211. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College, Wilmington, DE, USA.

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May 2018

Use of a Single CPT Code for Risk Adjustment in American College of Surgeons NSQIP Database: Is There Potential Bias with Practice-Pattern Differences in Multiple Procedures under the Same Anesthetic?

J Am Coll Surg 2018 03 5;226(3):309-316. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Center for Health Policy, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO; BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.020DOI Listing
March 2018

Using Confidential Clinical Data Registries for Public Reporting and Pay for Performance.

Ann Surg 2018 02;267(2):231-232

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.

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February 2018

Defining the Intrinsic Cardiac Risks of Operations to Improve Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessments.

Anesthesiology 2018 02;128(2):283-292

From the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois (J.B.L., Y.L., M.E.C., C.Y.K.); the Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (J.B.L.); the Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California (C.Y.K.); and the Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (B.J.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002024DOI Listing
February 2018

Procedure-Specific Trends in Surgical Outcomes.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 01 28;226(1):30-36.e4. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO; BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO.

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January 2018

Expanding the scope of quality measurement in surgery to include nonoperative care: Results from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program emergency general surgery pilot.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 11;83(5):837-845

From the Department of Surgery (M.W.W., K.Y.B.), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, (M.W.W., C.Y.K., K.Y.B., A.B.N.), American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery (C.Y.K.), University of California-Los Angeles; Department of Surgery (C.Y.K.), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (P.E.B.), University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (C.C., M.H.M.), Medical Center of the Rockies, University of Colorado Health, Loveland, CO; Department of Surgery (H.G.C.), Ronald Reagan UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Medical Center, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Acute Care Surgery, Program in Trauma (J.J.D.), R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Department of Surgery (T.M.D.), John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, TX; Section of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (S.M.H.), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Department of Surgery (M.M.H.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Department of Surgery (J.L.R.), Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX; Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery (P.M.R.), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA,; Department of Surgery (H.D.R.), Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA; Division of Trauma and General Surgery, Department of Surgery (J.L.S.), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Surgery (K.L.S.), Stanford University, Stanford; Department of Surgery (G.H.U.), University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA; Department of Surgery (M.L.C.), University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL; and Department of Surgery (A.B.N.), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000001670DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5755591PMC
November 2017

Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Colorectal Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.

J Am Coll Surg 2017 10 7;225(4):548-557.e3. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address:

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October 2017

Outcomes of Concurrent Operations: Results From the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

Ann Surg 2017 09;266(3):411-420

*American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL †Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL §Department of Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO ¶Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University, St. Louis, MO ||Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, MO **BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO ††Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002358DOI Listing
September 2017

Response to "Does Participation in the ACS-NSQIP Improve Outcomes?"

Ann Surg 2017 08;266(2):e33-e34

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care American College of Surgeons Chicago, IL Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care American College of Surgeons Chicago, IL, Department of Surgery Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO, Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis St. Louis, MO, John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center St. Louis, MO, BJC Healthcare St. Louis, MO Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care American College of Surgeons Chicago, IL Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care American College of Surgeons Chicago, IL, Department of Surgery University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001344DOI Listing
August 2017

The Randomized Registry Trial: Two Birds, One Stone.

Ann Surg 2017 06;265(6):1064-1065

*Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL †Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY §Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002166DOI Listing
June 2017

Postoperative Complications and Hospital Payment: Implications for Achieving Value.

J Am Coll Surg 2017 May 27;224(5):779-786.e2. Epub 2017 Jan 27.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.

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May 2017

An Examination of American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Accuracy.

J Am Coll Surg 2017 May 4;224(5):787-795.e1. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO; BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO.

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May 2017

Disparities in Rectal Cancer: Moving from Descriptions to Solutions.

Ann Surg Oncol 2017 Feb 14;24(2):299-301. Epub 2016 Oct 14.

American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5628-yDOI Listing
February 2017

Effect of Flexible Duty Hour Policies on Length of Stay for Complex Intra-Abdominal Operations: A Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial Analysis.

J Am Coll Surg 2017 Feb 21;224(2):143-148.e1. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.

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February 2017

Reliability of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Quality of Care Measures for Hospital and Surgeon Profiling.

J Am Coll Surg 2017 Feb 12;224(2):180-190.e8. Epub 2016 Dec 12.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO; BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO.

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February 2017

American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update.

J Am Coll Surg 2017 01 30;224(1):59-74. Epub 2016 Nov 30.

Department of Surgery, John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, TX. Electronic address:

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January 2017

On-demand Reporting of Risk-adjusted and Smoothed Rates for Quality Profiling in ACS NSQIP.

Ann Surg 2016 Dec;264(6):966-972

*Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL†Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA‡Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis; Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis; John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO.

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December 2016

Impact of a Risk Calculator on Risk Perception and Surgical Decision Making: A Randomized Trial.

Ann Surg 2016 Dec;264(6):889-895

*Department of Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA †VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA ‡Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA §Department of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA ||RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA ¶UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA #Department of Psychology, UCLA College of Letters and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001750DOI Listing
December 2016

Surgeon Perception of Risk and Benefit in the Decision to Operate.

Ann Surg 2016 Dec;264(6):896-903

*Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, CA †VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA ‡Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA §Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA ||RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA ¶Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, CA #Department of Psychology, College of Letters and Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001784DOI Listing
December 2016

Nationwide Assessment of Trends in Choledocholithiasis Management in the United States From 1998 to 2013.

JAMA Surg 2016 12;151(12):1125-1130

Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2059DOI Listing
December 2016

Role of Operative Complexity Variables in Risk Adjustment for Patients With Cancer.

JAMA Surg 2016 11;151(11):1084-1086

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois6Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2253DOI Listing
November 2016

Development and Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 11 22;223(5):685-693. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO; Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis; John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO.

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November 2016

Evaluation of the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard "Adjusted Complication Rate" Measure Specifications.

Ann Surg 2016 10;264(4):566-74

*American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL †Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL ‡Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA §RAND Corporation, Boston, MA ¶Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ||Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL **Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO ††Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO ‡‡John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, MO §§BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO.

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October 2016

Association of Loss of Independence With Readmission and Death After Discharge in Older Patients After Surgical Procedures.

JAMA Surg 2016 09 21;151(9):e161689. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Department of Surgery, University of Colorado-Denver, Aurora.

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September 2016

The Impact of Different Surgical Techniques on Outcomes in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies: The First Report from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Ann Surg 2016 09;264(3):464-73

*Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL †Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TM ‡Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA §Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL ||Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR ¶University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA #University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA **Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

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September 2016

Evaluation and Enhancement of Calibration in the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 08 19;223(2):231-9. Epub 2016 May 19.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

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August 2016

Does Performance Vary Within the Same Hospital When Separately Examining Different Patient Subgroups?

J Am Coll Surg 2016 05 13;222(5):790-797.e1. Epub 2016 Feb 13.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement, Department of Surgery and Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

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May 2016

Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient: A Best Practices Guideline from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the American Geriatrics Society.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 05 4;222(5):930-47. Epub 2016 Jan 4.

Department of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.

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May 2016

Estimating Adverse Events After Gastrostomy Tube Placement.

Acad Pediatr 2016 Mar 22;16(2):129-35. Epub 2015 Aug 22.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College, Wilmington, Del.

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March 2016

Surgical Professionalism: The Inspiring Surgeon of the Modern Era.

Ann Surg 2016 Mar;263(3):428-9

*Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL †Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

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March 2016

Variation in intraoperative and postoperative red blood cell transfusion in pediatric surgery.

Transfusion 2016 Mar 26;56(3):666-72. Epub 2016 Jan 26.

Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

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March 2016

Patterns and Predictors of Chemotherapy Use for Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Feb 24;101(2):533-40. Epub 2015 Oct 24.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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February 2016

Variation in Hospital Use of Postacute Care After Surgery and the Association With Care Quality.

Med Care 2016 Feb;54(2):172-9

*Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California †VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System ‡Department of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles §RAND Corporation, Santa Monica ∥Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health ¶Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

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February 2016

National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training.

N Engl J Med 2016 Feb 2;374(8):713-27. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

From the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University (K.Y.B., J.W.C., A.R.D., R.L., A.D.Y., D.M.M., D.D.O., J.J.S.), and the American College of Surgeons (K.Y.B., M.E.C., D.B.H., C.Y.K.), Chicago, the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University, Evanston (L.V.H.), and the Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University, Springfield (J.D.M.) - all in Illinois; the Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (J.L.T.); the Department of Surgery and the Center for Surgery and Health Economics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (R.R.K.), and the American Board of Surgery (F.R.L.) - both in Philadelphia; and the Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles (C.Y.K.).

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February 2016

National evaluation of hospital readmission after pulmonary resection.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Dec 21;150(6):1508-14.e2. Epub 2015 May 21.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

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December 2015

Comparison of National Operative Mortality in Gastroenterological Surgery Using Web-based Prospective Data Entry Systems.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2015 Dec;94(49):e2194

From the Member of Database Committee of Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery (TA, GW); Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL (JLP, CYK, MEC, LZ); National Clinical Database, Tokyo, Japan (HM, MG, NH, HK); and Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokyo, Japan (HM, MG, HK, KS, MM).

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December 2015

Profiling Individual Surgeon Performance Using Information from a High-Quality Clinical Registry: Opportunities and Limitations.

J Am Coll Surg 2015 Nov 9;221(5):901-13. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.

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November 2015

Compliance With Evidence-Based Guidelines and Interhospital Variation in Mortality for Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

JAMA Surg 2015 Oct;150(10):965-72

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)3Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California.

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October 2015

Wireless Technology to Track Surgical Patients after Discharge: A Pilot Study.

Am Surg 2015 Oct;81(10):1061-6

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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October 2015

Relationship Between Hospital Performance on a Patient Satisfaction Survey and Surgical Quality.

JAMA Surg 2015 Sep;150(9):858-64

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles2VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California.

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September 2015

Association of the 2011 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform with Postoperative Patient Outcomes in Surgical Specialties.

J Am Coll Surg 2015 Sep 8;221(3):748-57. Epub 2015 Jul 8.

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Studies in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

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September 2015

Using Merged Clinical and Claims Registry Data to Identify High Utilizers of Surgical Inpatient Care 1 Year after Colectomy.

J Am Coll Surg 2015 Aug 24;221(2):441-51.e1. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.

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August 2015

Teamwork, communication and safety climate: a systematic review of interventions to improve surgical culture.

BMJ Qual Saf 2015 Jul 22;24(7):458-67. Epub 2015 May 22.

Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA General Surgery, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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July 2015

Which Patients Require More Care after Hospital Discharge? An Analysis of Post-Acute Care Use among Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery.

J Am Coll Surg 2015 Jun 14;220(6):1113-1121.e2. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.

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June 2015

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: achieving better and safer surgery.

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2015 May;41(5):199-204

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), American College of Surgeons, Chicago, USA.

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May 2015