William G Henderson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship of processes and structures of care in general surgery to postoperative outcomes: a hierarchical analysis
    Tracy L Schifftner
    National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Office of Patient Care Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1166-77. 2007
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of cognitive decline following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    P Michael Ho
    Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:597-603; discussion 603. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Patient risk factors, operative care, and outcomes among older community-dwelling male veterans with hip fracture
    Tiffany A Radcliff
    Colorado REAP to Improve Care Coordination, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, 1055 Clermont Street MS 151, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:34-42. 2008
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Design and statistical methodology of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: why is it what it is?
    William G Henderson
    University of Colorado, Health Outcomes Program, Aurora, CO, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S19-27. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of major nonemergent inpatient general surgical procedures in patients on long-term dialysis
    Csaba Gajdos
    Division of GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:137-43. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: vascular surgical operations in women
    Robert G Johnson
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1137-46. 2007
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. 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
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship of processes and structures of care in general surgery to postoperative outcomes: a hierarchical analysis
    Tracy L Schifftner
    National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Office of Patient Care Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1166-77. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the important processes and structures of surgical care that relate to 30-day, risk-adjusted postoperative morbidity in general surgery...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Predictors of cognitive decline following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    P Michael Ho
    Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:597-603; discussion 603. 2004
    ..Our objectives were to identify patient-related risk factors, processes of care, and the occurrence of any perioperative complications associated with cognitive decline...
  5. doi request reprint Patient risk factors, operative care, and outcomes among older community-dwelling male veterans with hip fracture
    Tiffany A Radcliff
    Colorado REAP to Improve Care Coordination, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, 1055 Clermont Street MS 151, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:34-42. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to test whether perioperative care impacts thirty-day outcomes, with patient characteristics being taken into account...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint Design and statistical methodology of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: why is it what it is?
    William G Henderson
    University of Colorado, Health Outcomes Program, Aurora, CO, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S19-27. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of major nonemergent inpatient general surgical procedures in patients on long-term dialysis
    Csaba Gajdos
    Division of GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:137-43. 2013
    ..Patients on long-term dialysis undergoing major nonemergent general surgical procedures are thought to have high rates of postoperative complications and death...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: vascular surgical operations in women
    Robert G Johnson
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1137-46. 2007
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: vascular surgical operations in men
    Matthew M Hutter
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1115-26. 2007
    ..This article analyzes risk-adjusted outcomes after vascular surgical operations in men performed at VA hospitals as compared with private-sector hospitals...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does volume help predict outcome in surgical disease?
    Shukri F Khuri
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Adv Surg 39:379-453. 2005
  13. ncbi request reprint Multivariable predictors of postoperative surgical site infection after general and vascular surgery: results from the patient safety in surgery study
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Surgery, George E Whalen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1178-87. 2007
    ..Surgical site infection (SSI) is a potentially preventable complication. We developed and tested a model to predict patients at high risk for surgical site infection...
  14. ncbi request reprint Multivariable predictors of postoperative respiratory failure after general and vascular surgery: results from the patient safety in surgery study
    Robert G Johnson
    Saint Louis University and the John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1188-98. 2007
    ..This model is an extension of an earlier model that was derived and tested exclusively from a population of male patients from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
  15. ncbi request reprint Multivariable predictors of postoperative cardiac adverse events after general and vascular surgery: results from the patient safety in surgery study
    Daniel L Davenport
    Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0298, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1199-210. 2007
    ..We used the Patient Safety in Surgery Study database to develop and test a model to predict patient risk for CAEs after general and vascular surgical operations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multivariable predictors of postoperative venous thromboembolic events after general and vascular surgery: results from the patient safety in surgery study
    Selwyn O Rogers
    Department of Surgery and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1211-21. 2007
    ..Accurate risk prediction is an essential first step toward limiting serious, and sometimes fatal, postoperative VTE. We sought to develop and test a model to predict patients at high risk for postoperative VTE...
  17. ncbi request reprint Thyroid and parathyroid operations in veterans affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Bruce Lee Hall
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1222-34. 2007
    ..Relative outcomes performance for the Veterans Affairs (VA) and private-sector populations was compared after risk adjustment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer surgery in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Leigh Neumayer
    George E Whalen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1235-41. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Liver resection in veterans affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Robert T Lancaster
    Department of Surgery, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1242-51. 2007
    ..A series of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program articles evaluate the effect of hospital type (VA versus university hospitals) on procedure-specific outcomes. This article focuses on liver resections...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Open and laparoscopic adrenalectomy: analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    James Lee
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:953-9; discussion 959-61. 2008
    ..This study uses the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to compare these two approaches, adjusting for baseline differences...
  22. doi request reprint Time of day is associated with postoperative morbidity: an analysis of the national surgical quality improvement program data
    Rachel R Kelz
    Department of Surgery, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Surg 247:544-52. 2008
    ..To examine the association between surgical start time and morbidity and mortality for nonemergent procedures...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted morbidity in teaching hospitals correlates with reported levels of communication and collaboration on surgical teams but not with scale measures of teamwork climate, safety climate, or working conditions
    Daniel L Davenport
    Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0298, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:778-84. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to measure the impact of OCSFs on risk-adjusted surgical morbidity and mortality...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mortality after nonemergent major surgery performed on Friday versus Monday through Wednesday
    Marc M Zare
    Department of Surgery, Boston VA Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Surg 246:866-74. 2007
    ..To determine whether nonemergent major surgery leads to higher mortality when performed on Friday versus early weekdays...
  25. pmc Detecting the blind spot: complications in the trauma registry and trauma quality improvement
    Mark R Hemmila
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0033, USA
    Surgery 142:439-48; discussion 448-9. 2007
    ..We sought to apply the NSQIP methodology to collect comorbidity and outcome data for trauma patients. Data were compared to the NTDB to determine the benefit and validity of using the NSQIP methodology for trauma...
  26. pmc Seasonal variation in surgical outcomes as measured by the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)
    Michael J Englesbe
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331
    Ann Surg 246:456-62; discussion 463-5. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that the systems of care within academic medical centers are sufficiently disrupted with the beginning of a new academic year to affect patient outcomes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of national surgical quality improvement program data as a catalyst for quality improvement
    Katherine S Rowell
    QCMetrix, Inc, Waltham, MA 02451, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1293-300. 2007
    ..An important issue is to determine which actions a surgical service should take in the presence of a high O/E ratio...
  28. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality after liver resection: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Sophia Virani
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1284-92. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Adrenalectomy in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Florence E Turrentine
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1273-83. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Bariatric operations in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    David B Lautz
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1261-72. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate outcomes and predictors of morbidity in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) during the Patient Safety in Surgery (PSS) Study...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic resection in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Robert E Glasgow
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1252-60. 2007
    ..This study aims to describe the 30-day morbidity and mortality for pancreatectomy and to compare outcomes between private-sector and Veterans Affairs hospitals using multiinstitutional data...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and clinical impact of postoperative symptomatic venous thromboembolism
    Chethan Gangireddy
    University of Michigan School of Medicine Section of Vascular Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:335-341; discussion 341-2. 2007
    ..This study evaluated prospective perioperative demographic and clinical variables associated with occurrence of postoperative symptomatic VTE...
  34. ncbi request reprint Performance of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in high-risk patients: results from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Ruth L Bush
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:227-233; discussion 233-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of our study was to evaluate outcomes after elective EVAR performed in high-risk veterans...
  35. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative regional myocardial acidosis and reduction in long-term survival after cardiac surgery
    Shukri F Khuri
    Surgical Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:372-81. 2005
    ..This study examined the relationship between intraoperative regional myocardial acidosis and long-term survival of patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mortality after noncardiac surgery: prediction from administrative versus clinical data
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:159-67. 2005
    ..Hospital profiles are increasingly constructed using risk-adjusted clinical data abstracted from patient records...
  37. ncbi request reprint Coronary-artery revascularization before elective major vascular surgery
    Edward O McFalls
    Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55417, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:2795-804. 2004
    ..The benefit of coronary-artery revascularization before elective major vascular surgery is unclear...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hospital costs associated with surgical complications: a report from the private-sector National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Justin B Dimick
    Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:531-7. 2004
    ..The objective of the current study was to calculate hospital costs associated with postoperative complications, because reducing morbidity may offset the costs of using the NSQIP...
  39. ncbi request reprint Relationship between processes of care and coronary bypass operative mortality and morbidity
    MAUREEN M O'BRIEN
    Medical Research Service, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Med Care 42:59-70. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Preoperative risks and outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty in the Veterans Health Administration
    Frances Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VAMC, IL, USA
    J Arthroplasty 18:693-708. 2003
    ..Preoperative comorbid conditions, abnormal laboratory values, and being nonwhite were related to poor outcomes of TJA. Gender was a significant independent predictor of morbidity and length of stay for total knee arthroplasty...
  41. ncbi request reprint Postoperative mortality and pulmonary complication rankings: how well do they correlate at the hospital level?
    Ahsan M Arozullah
    Veterans Affairs Chicago Healthcare System, Westside Division, Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Med Care 41:979-91. 2003
    ..Postoperative mortality rankings are used alone for quality assessment...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of renal insufficiency on short-term morbidity and mortality after lower extremity revascularization: data from the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    ANN M O'HARE
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:1287-95. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to explore reasons for the higher rate of limb-threatening infection in patients with renal insufficiency undergoing revascularization...
  43. ncbi request reprint The Vietnam Era Twin Registry
    Jack Goldberg
    VET Registry, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Twin Res 5:476-81. 2002
    ..New Registry initiatives for the future include the construction of a web site and the development of a DNA repository...
  44. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after esophagectomy: a ten-year prospective cohort
    Stephen H Bailey
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:217-22; discussion 222. 2003
    ..We used this database to assess risk factors for morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers from 1991 to 2001...
  45. ncbi request reprint Modest serum creatinine elevation affects adverse outcome after general surgery
    MAUREEN M O'BRIEN
    Division of Cardiac Research, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Colorado, USA
    Kidney Int 62:585-92. 2002
    ..5 to 3.0 mg/dL) has been recently shown to be independently associated with morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. It is important to know if this association can be applied more broadly to general surgery cases...
  46. ncbi request reprint Identifying patient preoperative risk factors and postoperative adverse events in administrative databases: results from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    William R Best
    The Hines VA Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, IL 60141, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 194:257-66. 2002
    ..It has been suggested that routine hospital discharge abstracts contain the same information and would provide accurate and complete data at much lower cost...
  47. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in postoperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy: evidence from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Ronnie D Horner
    VA Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Stroke QUERI Program, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Med Care 40:I35-43. 2002
    ..It is unclear whether worse surgical outcomes are influencing clinical decision-making regarding use of the operation among minority group patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction and use of Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs healthcare services by veterans
    Kevin T Stroupe
    Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Med Care 43:453-60. 2005
    ..We examined whether patient satisfaction affected subsequent use of non-Veterans Affairs (VA) services among chronically ill veterans discharged from VA hospitals...
  49. ncbi request reprint Early outcomes of endovascular versus open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Private Sector (NSQIP-PS)
    Hong T Hua
    Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, WAC 458, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Vasc Surg 41:382-9. 2005
    ..This study was designed to compare early outcomes of open (OPEN) versus EVAR in a contemporary (2000 to 2003) large, multicenter prospective cohort...
  50. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for serious complication after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
    Eric J Kezirian
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1091-8. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafts versus percutaneous coronary intervention for revascularization of high-risk patients
    Kevin T Stroupe
    Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Hines VA Hospital, PO Box 5000 151H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Circulation 114:1251-7. 2006
    ..The present study examined the cost-effectiveness of PCI versus CABG for these high-risk patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Spouses of Persian Gulf War I veterans: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Medical Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106 USA
    Mil Med 171:613-8. 2006
    ..We conclude that, 10 years after GW I, the general physical health of spouses of GW I DV is similar to that of spouses of NDV...
  53. ncbi request reprint Open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in VA hospitals
    Ruth L Bush
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:577-87. 2006
    ..We performed a retrospective cohort study with prospectively collected data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine outcomes after elective aneurysm repair...
  54. ncbi request reprint Defining the high-risk patient for carotid endarterectomy: an analysis of the prospective National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database
    Michael C Stoner
    Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Masschusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:285-295; discussion 295-6. 2006
    ..Our study examined results for CEA in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (both Veterans Affairs and private sector)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Biological age--a concept whose time has come: a preliminary study
    Jacqueline Goffaux
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    South Med J 98:985-93. 2005
    ..The second study applied the BA/PR concept to prediction of death after a first elective coronary artery bypass graft, using a Veterans Administration database...
  56. ncbi request reprint Surgical resident supervision in the operating room and outcomes of care in Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Kamal M F Itani
    VA Boston Health Care System 112A, Boston and Harvard Universities, 1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Am J Surg 190:725-31. 2005
    ..In this study, we assessed the impact of level 3 on risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality in the VA system...
  57. pmc Preoperative risk factors and surgical complexity are more predictive of costs than postoperative complications: a case study using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database
    Daniel L Davenport
    University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, USA
    Ann Surg 242:463-8; discussion 468-71. 2005
    ..This single-center study tested the hypothesis that preoperative risk factors and surgical complexity predict more variation in hospital costs than complications...
  58. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous intervention versus coronary bypass surgery for patients older than 70 years of age with high-risk unstable angina
    Kodangudi B Ramanathan
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1340-6. 2005
    ..Both the randomized trial and the registry demonstrated comparable 3-year survival. The purpose of this study was to compare bypass and percutaneous intervention survival of AWESOME patients who were older than 70 years of age...
  59. ncbi request reprint Identifying risk factors for potentially avoidable complications following radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 174:1231-7; discussion 1237. 2005
    ....
  60. pmc Determinants of long-term survival after major surgery and the adverse effect of postoperative complications
    Shukri F Khuri
    Departments of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02132, USA
    Ann Surg 242:326-41; discussion 341-3. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of 30-day postoperative mortality and long-term survival after major surgery as exemplified by 8 common operations...
  61. ncbi request reprint Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:881-90. 2005
    ..United States military personnel reported various symptoms after deployment to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. However, the symptoms' long-term prevalence and association with deployment remain controversial...
  62. ncbi request reprint Surgical morbidity and mortality among American Indian and Alaska Native veterans: a comparative analysis
    Lori Arviso Alvord
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03755, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:837-44. 2005
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint The comparative assessment and improvement of quality of surgical care in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Shukri F Khuri
    Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Arch Surg 137:20-7. 2002
    ..The future of the NSQIP lies in expanding it to the private sector and in enhancing its capabilities by incorporating additional measures of outcome, structure, process, and cost...
  64. doi request reprint Race and surgical outcomes: it is not all black and white
    Nestor F Esnaola
    Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Surg 248:647-55. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the apparent adverse effect of race on surgical outcomes is due to confounding by comorbidity, not race itself...