This observational study and intervention develop a prototype of a tool to improve the preoperative decision-making process and manage postoperative expectations among older adults undergoing high-risk surgery.
This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.
This study delineates the perioperative and long-term outcomes after carotid endarterectomy in dialysis-dependent patients in a large national database.
This study assesses the hierarchy and interaction of factors associated with the risk for liver decompensation in patients undergoing liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
This case series describes outcomes for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer treated with preoperative chemotherapy, and the details of how collaborating Oncology Study Groups coordinated and conducted the study.
This cohort study evaluates the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
This Viewpoint reports on the concept of the Perioperative Surgical Home.
This study reports on the development and validation of a preoperative scale for predicting readmission rates for patients following total hip replacement.
This study evaluates the association between preoperative use of narcotics and postoperative outcomes in patients with Crohn disease.
This cohort study evaluates how the age-related risk of discharge to postacute care facilities after major abdominal surgery is affected by preoperative functional status and postoperative complications.
This Viewpoint describes a novel approach to measuring quality in risk-adjusted surgical outcomes for hospital-, regional-, and global-level benchmarking.
This qualitative study identifies patient-reported barriers to successful implementation of a preoperative risk-reduction program at a safety-net hospital.
This single-center study of patients undergoing vascular surgery determines the association between kidney disease and long-term postoperative cardiovascular-specific mortality.
This observational study examines the databases of 3 institutions to compare the incidence of wound infections after pancreaticoduodenectomy as well as the microorganisms identified on cultures and the effectiveness of institution-based perioperative antibiotic protocols.
This cohort study uses Veterans Health Administration data to compare postoperative mortality at 30, 90, and 180 days and at 1 year to determine if 30-day mortality is a valid quality metric.
This cohort study determines whether the clinical indication for a coronary stent is associated with postoperative major adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
This observational study analyzes and reports Clostridium difficile infection rates, risk factors, and associations with postoperative outcomes in surgery programs of the Veterans Health Administration.