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. 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
  4. 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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Publications4

  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. 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...
  4. 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...