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.
This Viewpoint discusses specialty fellowships within general surgery and emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between specialty fellowships and residential training.
This Viewpoint addresses the current changes in surgical care and training and details future directions for residency training in general surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses training of general surgery subspecialists through postresidency fellowships.
This Viewpoint reports on the composition of physicians participating in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations to determine the degree to which surgeons and other specialists are participating in MSSP programs.
This article describes the developing field of implementation science in surgery, the study and application of methods to promote the integration of evidence-based research findings into health care policy and practice.
This cross-sectional study concludes that unconscious class and race biases are not associated with clinical decision making among surgical clinicians.
This retrospective longitudinal study showed that a checklist-based quality improvement intervention did not affect rates of adverse surgical outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery in participating Michigan hospitals. See also the invited commentary by Urbach.
This study addresses the need for accredited local surgical specialization programs and providing health care professionals with essential equipment and resources for anesthesia.
This study reports that participants found interprofessional simulations to be realistic and a valuable educational tool in learning nontechnical skills for emergency situations. Farmer provides a related invited commentary.
This database study found that surgical training does not sufficiently emphasize the necessary exposure to technical expertise and clinical management of patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
Sarosi and colleagues examine the training outcomes of preliminary residents in a university and veterans affairs surgical residency and attempt to predict the characteristics that lead to successful placement into categorical general surgical residency.
Epstein et al examine the impact of standard vs minimally invasive surgery on health care plan spending and workplace absenteeism for 6 types of surgery: coronary revascularization, uterine fibroid resection, prostatectomy, peripheral revascularization, carotid revascularization, and aortic aneurysm repair. In an invited critique, Dimick and Ryan provide commentary.