Alvin C Kwok
Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Are targeted preoperative risk prediction tools more powerful? A test of models for emergency colon surgery in the very elderlyAlvin 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...
- Implementation of the world health organization surgical safety checklist, including introduction of pulse oximetry, in a resource-limited settingAlvin C Kwok
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA National Scientific and Practical Centre of Emergency Medicine, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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...
- High-cost imaging in elderly patients with stage IV cancerYue 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...
- The intensity and variation of surgical care at the end of life: a retrospective cohort studyAlvin 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...