Aaron S Fink

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in non-veterans administration hospitals: initial demonstration of feasibility
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Atlanta VAMC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Surg 236:344-53; discussion 353-4. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin II evokes calcium-mediated signaling events in isolated dog pancreatic epithelial cells
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Atlanta VAMC and Emory University, Atlanta VAMC, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    Pancreas 25:290-5. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based outcome data after hernia surgery: a possible role for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Aaron S Fink
    Emory University School of Medicine, and Surgical and Perioperative Care, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center 112, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033, USA
    Am J Surg 188:30S-34S. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Successful implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in the private sector: the Patient Safety in Surgery study
    Shukri F Khuri
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Ann Surg 248:329-36. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Enhancement of surgical informed consent by addition of repeat back: a multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial
    Aaron S Fink
    Surgical Service, Atlanta VAMC, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Ann Surg 252:27-36. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Adjusted or unadjusted outcomes
    Aaron S Fink
    Surgical Service, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, Decatur, GA, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S28-35. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Insulin inhibits secretin-induced pancreatic bicarbonate output via cholinergic mechanisms
    Marissa Howard-McNatt
    Surgical Service, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Pancreas 24:380-5. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: general surgical operations in women
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Atlanta VAMC, Atlanta, GA 30033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1127-36. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The patient safety in surgery study: background, study design, and patient populations
    Shukri F Khuri
    VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1089-102. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Veterans Administration physician compensation: past, present, future
    Aaron S Fink
    Association of VA Surgeons, USA
    Am J Surg 192:559-64. 2006

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in non-veterans administration hospitals: initial demonstration of feasibility
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Atlanta VAMC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Surg 236:344-53; discussion 353-4. 2002
    ..To assess the feasibility of implementing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) methodology in non-VA hospitals...
  2. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin II evokes calcium-mediated signaling events in isolated dog pancreatic epithelial cells
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Atlanta VAMC and Emory University, Atlanta VAMC, Atlanta, Georgia 30033, USA
    Pancreas 25:290-5. 2002
    ..Recent in vitro evidence suggests that angiotensin II (AngII) stimulates pancreatic secretion in both cystic fibrosis (CFPAC) and transformed pancreatic cells...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based outcome data after hernia surgery: a possible role for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Aaron S Fink
    Emory University School of Medicine, and Surgical and Perioperative Care, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center 112, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033, USA
    Am J Surg 188:30S-34S. 2004
    ..Given the profound decrease in operative mortality and morbidity seen within the VA, it seems realistic to expect similar improvements in global-and procedure specific-surgical outcomes within the non-VA sector...
  4. doi request reprint Successful implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in the private sector: the Patient Safety in Surgery study
    Shukri F Khuri
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Ann Surg 248:329-36. 2008
    ..We sought to determine if NSQIP methods and risk models were applicable to private sector (PS) hospitals and if implementation of the NSQIP in the PS would be associated with reductions in adverse postoperative outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint Enhancement of surgical informed consent by addition of repeat back: a multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial
    Aaron S Fink
    Surgical Service, Atlanta VAMC, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Ann Surg 252:27-36. 2010
    ..In this randomized, controlled, unblinded trial, we sought to test Repeat Back's (RB) effect on comprehension following informed consent discussions...
  6. doi request reprint Adjusted or unadjusted outcomes
    Aaron S Fink
    Surgical Service, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta, Decatur, GA, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S28-35. 2009
    ..The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), which is requires abstraction of clinical data, stands as the "gold standard" for assessment of surgical quality...
  7. ncbi request reprint Insulin inhibits secretin-induced pancreatic bicarbonate output via cholinergic mechanisms
    Marissa Howard-McNatt
    Surgical Service, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Pancreas 24:380-5. 2002
    ..Exogenous insulin inhibits secretin-stimulated pancreatic bicarbonate output via a dose-dependent mechanism; this effect is prevented by pancreatic denervation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: general surgical operations in women
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Atlanta VAMC, Atlanta, GA 30033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1127-36. 2007
    ..This report examines the results of the comparison between patient characteristics and outcomes of female general surgical patients in the two health care environments...
  9. ncbi request reprint The patient safety in surgery study: background, study design, and patient populations
    Shukri F Khuri
    VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1089-102. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the background, design, and patient populations of the Patient Safety in Surgery Study, as a preliminary to the articles in this journal that will report the results of the Study...
  10. ncbi request reprint Veterans Administration physician compensation: past, present, future
    Aaron S Fink
    Association of VA Surgeons, USA
    Am J Surg 192:559-64. 2006
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluating alternative risk-adjustment strategies for surgery
    Adam Atherly
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Surg 188:566-70. 2004
    ..Comparison of institutional health care outcomes requires risk adjustment. Risk-adjustment methodology may influence the results of such comparisons...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assessing the quality of surgical care
    Aaron S Fink
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Surgical Service, VAMC Atlanta, 1670 Clairmont Road 112, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 87:837-52, vi. 2007
    ..We must firmly establish the links between these elements to validate current and future metrics, while engendering "buy-in'' on the part of surgeons...
  13. doi request reprint Surgery resident working conditions and job satisfaction
    Daniel L Davenport
    Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0298, USA
    Surgery 144:332-338.e5. 2008
    ..This study surveyed surgery residents regarding working conditions and how those conditions influenced their job satisfaction...
  14. doi request reprint Predictors of comprehension during surgical informed consent
    Aaron S Fink
    Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:919-26. 2010
    ..Using data from our randomized trial of methods to improve informed consent comprehension, we performed an additional analysis to define independent factors associated with improved patient understanding...
  15. ncbi request reprint Informed versus uninformed consent for prostate surgery: the value of electronic consents
    Muta M Issa
    Department of Urology, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgia 30033, USA
    J Urol 176:694-9; discussion 699. 2006
    ..Based on the results of the review the conventional paper based consent system was replaced with a new, standardized electronic consent system...
  16. ncbi request reprint Captopril inhibits secretin-induced pancreatic bicarbonate output
    Marissa Howard-McNatt
    Surgical Service, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia 30033, USA
    J Surg Res 103:96-9. 2002
    ..In contrast, in vivo studies suggest that Ang II inhibits pancreatic secretion. To further assess Ang II's influence on pancreatic secretion, we examined the effect of captopril on secretin-stimulated pancreatic output...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reducing surgical site infections through a multidisciplinary computerized process for preoperative prophylactic antibiotic administration
    Alexandra L B Webb
    Department of Surgery, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Am J Surg 192:663-8. 2006
    ..Although many of these infections can be prevented by timely administration of preoperative antibiotics, data suggest that many patients do not receive such therapy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relationship of processes and structures of care in general surgery to postoperative outcomes: a descriptive analysis
    Deborah S Main
    Colorado Health Outcomes Program, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1157-65. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article was to describe results of a quantitative survey designed to measure surgical care structures and processes within NSQIP sites...
  19. ncbi request reprint Relationship of processes and structures of care in general surgery to postoperative outcomes: a qualitative analysis
    Deborah S Main
    Colorado Health Outcomes Program, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1147-56. 2007
    ..With increased focus on improving surgical care quality, understanding structures and processes that influence surgical care is timely and important, as is more precise specification of these through improved measurement...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: general surgical operations in men
    William G Henderson
    University of Colorado Health Outcomes Program, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1103-14. 2007
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