S R G Finlayson

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy after endovascular versus open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: results of a decision analysis model on the basis of data from EUROSTAR
    Marc L Schermerhorn
    Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:1112-20. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Using the Veterans Health Administration inpatient care database: trends in the use of antireflux surgery
    Samuel R G Finalyson
    VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:E5. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgery in rural America
    Samuel R G Finlayson
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Innov 12:299-305. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint National trends in utilization and outcomes of antireflux surgery
    S R G Finlayson
    VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:864-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint A prospective study comparing the complication rates between laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs
    J M McGreevy
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:1778-80. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Nationwide trends in laparoscopic colectomy from 2000 to 2004
    Jason A Kemp
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1181-7. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic and open colectomy: a national population-based comparison
    Jason A Kemp
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Surg Innov 15:277-83. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Opportunity cost: a systematic application to surgery
    Abhishek Chatterjee
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surgery 146:18-22. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Opportunity cost in the evaluation of surgical innovations: a case study of laparoscopic versus open colectomy
    Abhishek Chatterjee
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:1075-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Assessing and improving the quality of surgical care in rural America
    Samuel R G Finlayson
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:1373-81, x. 2009

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy after endovascular versus open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: results of a decision analysis model on the basis of data from EUROSTAR
    Marc L Schermerhorn
    Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:1112-20. 2002
    ..We used decision analysis to examine the effect of these competing risks on quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) after ENDO and OPEN...
  2. ncbi request reprint Using the Veterans Health Administration inpatient care database: trends in the use of antireflux surgery
    Samuel R G Finalyson
    VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:E5. 2002
    ..Both patient and provider factors may explain the substantially higher use of this procedure in the private sector...
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgery in rural America
    Samuel R G Finlayson
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Innov 12:299-305. 2005
    ..The intent of this article is to stimulate further inquiry that will create a foundation for meaningful dialogue between rural surgeons, surgical leaders, and health-care policy makers...
  4. ncbi request reprint National trends in utilization and outcomes of antireflux surgery
    S R G Finlayson
    VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:864-7. 2003
    ..Studies examining the outcomes of surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have consisted primarily of case series. We sought to assess trends in both utilization and outcomes of antireflux surgery from a national perspective...
  5. ncbi request reprint A prospective study comparing the complication rates between laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs
    J M McGreevy
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:1778-80. 2003
    ..For this reason, we performed a prospective study comparing early outcomes after laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs...
  6. doi request reprint Nationwide trends in laparoscopic colectomy from 2000 to 2004
    Jason A Kemp
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1181-7. 2008
    ..The extent to which laparoscopic colon resections are used nationally is not known...
  7. doi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic and open colectomy: a national population-based comparison
    Jason A Kemp
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Surg Innov 15:277-83. 2008
    ..7% vs 16.1%, P < .001) morbidity; and reintervention rates (1.33% vs 1.66%, P = .02). Outcome benefits of laparoscopic colectomy previously demonstrated in clinical trials are observed on a population level...
  8. doi request reprint Opportunity cost: a systematic application to surgery
    Abhishek Chatterjee
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surgery 146:18-22. 2009
    ..Our objective is to present a system to estimate the opportunity cost for given surgical specialties and present a model to demonstrate its principle...
  9. doi request reprint Opportunity cost in the evaluation of surgical innovations: a case study of laparoscopic versus open colectomy
    Abhishek Chatterjee
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:1075-9. 2010
    ..This report describes an example of assessing opportunity cost in the transition from open to laparoscopic colectomy using pooled analysis data from the surgical literature and hospital financial data...
  10. doi request reprint Assessing and improving the quality of surgical care in rural America
    Samuel R G Finlayson
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:1373-81, x. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Small area variation in endoscopic sinus surgery rates among the Medicare population
    Giri Venkatraman
    Section of Otolaryngology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Ste 4 F, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 137:253-7. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Patient and hospital factors associated with use of sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer
    Ian M Paquette
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:115-20. 2010
    ..No national studies have explored trends in the use of sphincter-preserving rectal resection, while accounting for both hospital and patient factors...
  13. doi request reprint Causes of late mortality after endovascular and open surgical repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Philip P Goodney
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03765, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:1340-1347.e1. 2010
    ..However, a population-based study examining causes of late death after EVAR vs open surgical repair has not been performed...
  14. pmc Trends in endoscopic sinus surgery rates in the Medicare population
    Giridhar Venkatraman
    Section of Otolaryngology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:426-30. 2010
    ..To examine the trends in rates of endoscopic sinus surgery, open sinus procedures (open sinus surgery), and the prevalence of diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis in the Medicare population from 1998 to 2006...
  15. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy may be lowering the threshold to operate on patients with suspected appendicitis
    J M McGreevy
    Institute at Dartmouth for Endoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopy, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Surg Endosc 16:1046-9. 2002
    ..To examine this question we designed a retrospective cohort study in the setting of a tertiary care medical center...
  16. ncbi request reprint National trends in utilization and outcomes of bariatric surgery
    T L Trus
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 0001, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:616-20. 2005
    ..Because of the growing interest in surgery to treat morbid obesity, this study examined changes in the utilization and in-hospital outcomes of bariatric surgery in the United States over a 10-year period...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rural hospitals and volume standards in surgery
    Justin B Dimick
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Surgery 140:367-71. 2006
    ..We sought to understand the potential impact of volume-based referral policy on rural hospitals by estimating the proportion of low-volume operations occurring in rural versus urban hospitals...
  18. ncbi request reprint National trends in utilization and in-hospital outcomes of bariatric surgery
    George Darby Pope
    Department of Surgery and Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:855-60; discussion 861. 2002
    ..This trend was largely associated with an increase in the use of gastric bypass procedures...
  19. ncbi request reprint The volume-outcome debate revisited
    Samuel R G Finlayson
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Am Surg 72:1038-42; discussion 1061-9, 1133-48. 2006
    ..However, in the absence of viable alternative measures of surgical quality, imperfect proxies such as volume will likely continue to be a significant part of the national dialogue surrounding surgical quality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Rural versus urban inpatient case-mix differences in the US
    Michael VanBibber
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:812-6. 2006
    ..Although surgical practice in isolated rural areas is believed to be very different from urban practice, little is known about actual inpatient case-mix differences...
  21. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy benefits of gastric bypass surgery
    G Darby Pope
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Surg Innov 13:265-73. 2006
    ..Relative to other major surgical procedures, gastric bypass for morbid obesity is associated with substantial gains in life expectancy. Long- term data from prospective studies are needed to confirm this finding...
  22. ncbi request reprint Determining an appropriate threshold for referral to surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Jean Y Liu
    Department of Surgery, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Surgery 133:5-12. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint Regional availability of high-volume hospitals for major surgery
    Justin B Dimick
    Veterans Affairs VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, Vermont, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Other regions had enough cases but too many hospitals performing them. Although consolidation of surgical services may be feasible in some settings, volume-based referral strategies are impractical for many U.S. regions...
  24. doi request reprint Utilization of laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair: a population-based analysis
    Douglas S Smink
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:745-8. 2009
    ..Little is known, however, about the frequency with which laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is performed and the determinants of its utilization...
  25. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement used in primary total hip arthroplasty
    Justin S Cummins
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:634-41. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint Trends in adoption of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in rural versus urban hospitals
    Jason A Kemp
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:28-32. 2008
    ..For many general surgeons, the professional isolation of rural practice serves as an obstacle to the adoption of new techniques. Whether this obstacle impeded the dissemination of laparoscopy in rural settings is not known...
  27. ncbi request reprint Trends in surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease: the effect of laparoscopic surgery on utilization
    Samuel R G Finlayson
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Surgery 133:147-53. 2003
    ..The degree to which laparoscopy may have lowered the threshold for elective anti-reflux surgery is unknown...
  28. doi request reprint Blueprint for a new American College of Surgeons: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    John D Birkmeyer
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:777-82. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and treatment burden of gastroesophageal reflux disease: validating the GERD assessment scales
    Jean Y Liu
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2058-64. 2004
    ..A comprehensive assessment instrument that measures the burden of both symptoms and treatment is needed to determine the optimal management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and we developed such an instrument...
  30. ncbi request reprint Small rural hospitals and high-risk operations: how would regionalization affect surgical volume and hospital revenue?
    Andre R Chappel
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and the Mithoefer Center for Rural Surgery, Cooperstown, NY, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:599-604. 2006
    ..The potential impact of such policies on small rural hospital volume and revenue is unknown...