Alvin C Kwok

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Implementation of the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist, including introduction of pulse oximetry, in a resource-limited setting
    Alvin C Kwok
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 257:633-9. 2013
  2. doi Are targeted preoperative risk prediction tools more powerful? A test of models for emergency colon surgery in the very elderly
    Alvin C Kwok
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:220-5. 2011
  3. doi Sustainability and long-term effectiveness of the WHO surgical safety checklist combined with pulse oximetry in a resource-limited setting: two-year update from Moldova
    Rebecca Y Kim
    Ariadne Labs, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts2Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Surg 150:473-9. 2015
  4. doi Invasive procedures in the elderly after stage IV cancer diagnosis
    Alvin C Kwok
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
    J Surg Res 193:754-63. 2015
  5. pmc High-cost imaging in elderly patients with stage IV cancer
    Yue Yung Hu
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:1164-72. 2012
  6. doi The intensity and variation of surgical care at the end of life: a retrospective cohort study
    Alvin C Kwok
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 378:1408-13. 2011

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Publications6

  1. doi Implementation of the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist, including introduction of pulse oximetry, in a resource-limited setting
    Alvin C Kwok
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 257:633-9. 2013
    ..To introduce the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist into every operating room within a severely resource-limited hospital located in a developing country and to measure its impact on surgical hazards and complications...
  2. doi Are targeted preoperative risk prediction tools more powerful? A test of models for emergency colon surgery in the very elderly
    Alvin C Kwok
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:220-5. 2011
    ..We created a customized preoperative mortality risk prediction score for patients 80 years or older needing an emergency colectomy and compare it with existing, more generic risk assessment methods...
  3. doi Sustainability and long-term effectiveness of the WHO surgical safety checklist combined with pulse oximetry in a resource-limited setting: two-year update from Moldova
    Rebecca Y Kim
    Ariadne Labs, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts2Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Surg 150:473-9. 2015
    ..A previous study demonstrated the marked, short-term effect of a structured hospital-wide implementation of a surgical safety checklist in Moldova, a lower-middle-income country, as have studies in other low-resource settings...
  4. doi Invasive procedures in the elderly after stage IV cancer diagnosis
    Alvin C Kwok
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
    J Surg Res 193:754-63. 2015
    ..To better characterize surgical care in this setting, we sought to examine trends in the use of invasive procedures in patients diagnosed with metastatic cancer on presentation...
  5. pmc High-cost imaging in elderly patients with stage IV cancer
    Yue Yung Hu
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:1164-72. 2012
    ..We sought to determine recent and long-term patterns in high-cost diagnostic imaging use among elderly (aged ≥65 years) patients with stage IV cancer...
  6. doi The intensity and variation of surgical care at the end of life: a retrospective cohort study
    Alvin C Kwok
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 378:1408-13. 2011
    ..We examined national patterns of surgical care in the USA among elderly fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries in their last year of life...