Bruce L Hall

Summary

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A visual, timeline-based display of evidence for emergency thoracotomy
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110 1093, USA
    J Trauma 59:773-7. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Profiling Individual Surgeon Performance Using Information from a High-Quality Clinical Registry: Opportunities and Limitations
    Bruce Lee Hall
    Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis the Center for Health Policy at Washington University in St Louis St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:901-13. 2015
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality risk adjustment using a clinical data algorithm (American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program) and an administrative data algorithm (Solucient) at the case level within a single institution
    Bruce Lee Hall
    Department of Surgery, John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:767-77. 2007
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Does surgical quality improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: an evaluation of all participating hospitals
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Surg 250:363-76. 2009
  6. doi request reprint New approaches to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: the American College of Surgeons experience
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Surgery, Olin Business School, and Center for Health Policy, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S56-62. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:705-14. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement in surgery: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program approach
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, 633 North Saint Clair Street, Floor 22NE, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Adv Surg 44:251-67. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Improving American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk adjustment: incorporation of a novel procedure risk score
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:715-23. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Pediatric American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: feasibility of a novel, prospective assessment of surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:115-21. 2011

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint A visual, timeline-based display of evidence for emergency thoracotomy
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110 1093, USA
    J Trauma 59:773-7. 2005
    ..A novel, visual display of selected evidence regarding emergency resuscitative thoracotomy is presented as a brief review...
  2. doi request reprint Profiling Individual Surgeon Performance Using Information from a High-Quality Clinical Registry: Opportunities and Limitations
    Bruce Lee Hall
    Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis the Center for Health Policy at Washington University in St Louis St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:901-13. 2015
    ..There is increasing interest in profiling the quality of individual medical providers. Valid assessment of individuals should highlight improvement opportunities, but must be considered in the context of limitations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality risk adjustment using a clinical data algorithm (American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program) and an administrative data algorithm (Solucient) at the case level within a single institution
    Bruce Lee Hall
    Department of Surgery, John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:767-77. 2007
    ..We sought to compare actual mortality with risk-adjusted expected mortality in a sample population calculated by two different methods; one based on preexisting administrative records and one based on chart reviews...
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Does surgical quality improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: an evaluation of all participating hospitals
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Surg 250:363-76. 2009
    ..The objective was to show that American College of Surgeons (ACS)-NSQIP helps all enrolled hospitals...
  6. doi request reprint New approaches to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: the American College of Surgeons experience
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Surgery, Olin Business School, and Center for Health Policy, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S56-62. 2009
    ..the foundation and development of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), a review of recent work and new directions within the American College of Surgeons (ACS) NSQIP is presented, according to the following outline:..
  7. doi request reprint Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:705-14. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement in surgery: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program approach
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, 633 North Saint Clair Street, Floor 22NE, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Adv Surg 44:251-67. 2010
    ..Continued growth of the ACS NSQIP will facilitate achievement of the primary goal surrounding the current health care reform debate: efficient, high-quality care...
  9. doi request reprint Improving American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk adjustment: incorporation of a novel procedure risk score
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:715-23. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to improve standard ACS NSQIP risk adjustment using a novel procedure risk score...
  10. doi request reprint Pediatric American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: feasibility of a novel, prospective assessment of surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:115-21. 2011
    ..The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provides validated assessment of surgical outcomes. This study reports initiation of an ACS NSQIP Pediatric at 4 children's hospitals...
  11. doi request reprint The influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:889-98. 2011
    ..Although the training of surgical residents is often considered in national policy addressing complications and safety, the influence of resident intraoperative involvement on surgical outcomes has not been well studied...
  12. doi request reprint Comparison of 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery procedures: potential for targeted improvement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Surgery 148:217-38. 2010
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Validity and feasibility of the american college of surgeons colectomy composite outcome quality measure
    Ryan P Merkow
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Surg 257:483-9. 2013
    ..To develop a reliable, robust, parsimonious, risk-adjusted 30-day composite colectomy outcome measure...
  14. doi request reprint American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric: a beta phase report
    Jennifer L Bruny
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:74-80. 2013
    ..Data collection and analysis were aimed at program refinement and development of risk-adjusted models for inter-institutional comparisons...
  15. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted hospital outcomes for children's surgery
    Jacqueline M Saito
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Pediatrics 132:e677-88. 2013
    ..Low mortality and morbidity in previous analyses limited differentiation of hospital performance...
  16. doi request reprint Reliability adjustment for reporting hospital outcomes with surgery
    Justin B Dimick
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy and the Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Ann Surg 255:703-7. 2012
    ..We sought to evaluate its impact on hospital outcomes assessed with the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of postdischarge morbidity and mortality on comparisons of hospital surgical quality
    Karl Y Bilimoria
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Surg 252:183-90. 2010
    ..Our objectives were (1) to determine the frequency of postdischarge complications and deaths and (2) to determine whether hospital rankings change with inclusion of postdischarge outcomes...
  18. doi request reprint Relevance of the c-statistic when evaluating risk-adjustment models in surgery
    Ryan P Merkow
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:822-30. 2012
    ....
  19. pmc Pancreatectomy risk calculator: an ACS-NSQIP resource
    Purvi Parikh
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 12:488-97. 2010
    ..Therefore, the objective was to create a 'Pancreatectomy Risk Calculator' using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database...
  20. doi request reprint Optimizing ACS NSQIP modeling for evaluation of surgical quality and risk: patient risk adjustment, procedure mix adjustment, shrinkage adjustment, and surgical focus
    Mark E Cohen
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 217:336-46.e1. 2013
    ..Finally, procedures have been developed to estimate surgical risk for individual patients. This article describes the development of, and justification for, these new statistical methods and reporting strategies in ACS NSQIP. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Variability in length of stay after colorectal surgery: assessment of 182 hospitals in the national surgical quality improvement program
    Mark E Cohen
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    Ann Surg 250:901-7. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the feasibility of assessing LOS at 182 hospitals to identify institutions with outlying performance...
  22. doi request reprint Quantifying the burden of complications following total pancreatectomy using the postoperative morbidity index: a multi-institutional perspective
    Jashodeep Datta
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 19:506-15. 2015
    ..We establish the PMI for TP in a multi-institutional cohort...
  23. ncbi request reprint Lymph node metastases in differentiated thyroid cancer under 2 cm
    Rishindra M Reddy
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Surgery 140:1050-4; discussion 1054-5. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the presence of lymph node metastasis in patients with T1 differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and determine prognostic significance for tumor recurrence and cancer-related death...
  24. doi request reprint Variability in reoperation rates at 182 hospitals: a potential target for quality improvement
    Ryan P Merkow
    Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:557-64. 2009
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Comparison of outlier identification methods in hospital surgical quality improvement programs
    Karl Y Bilimoria
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, 633 N St Clair Street, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1600-7. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare various methods used to classify hospitals as outliers in established surgical quality assessment programs by applying each approach to a single data set...
  26. doi request reprint Incidental gallbladder cancer at cholecystectomy: when should the surgeon be suspicious?
    Susan C Pitt
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO Washington University Olin Business School, and Center for Health Policy, St Louis, MO St Louis VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Ann Surg 260:128-33. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to define the incidence of and consider risk factors for iGBC at cholecystectomy...
  27. doi request reprint Effect of delay to operation on outcomes in adults with acute appendicitis
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, 633 N St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    Arch Surg 145:886-92. 2010
    ..To examine the effect of delay from surgical admission to induction of anesthesia on outcomes after appendectomy for acute appendicitis in adults...
  28. doi request reprint Establishing a quantitative benchmark for morbidity in pancreatoduodenectomy using ACS-NSQIP, the Accordion Severity Grading System, and the Postoperative Morbidity Index
    Charles M Vollmer
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO Olin Business School and the Center for Health Policy, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO Department of Surgery, BJC HealthCare, St Louis, MO Department of Surgery, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, NY Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Department of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA and Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madision, WI
    Ann Surg 261:527-36. 2015
    ..The study aim was to quantify the burden of complications of pancreatoduodenectomy (PD)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of isolated clinical performance feedback on clinical productivity of an academic surgical faculty
    E Scott Paxton
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:737-45. 2006
    ..We examined whether clinical performance feedback alone could contribute to improving the clinical productivity of surgeons in an academic department of surgery...
  30. pmc Risk adjustment for comparing hospital quality with surgery: how many variables are needed?
    Justin B Dimick
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:503-8. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether these changes threaten the robustness of the risk adjustment of hospital quality comparisons...
  31. doi request reprint Postoperative morbidity index: a quantitative measure of severity of postoperative complications
    Steven M Strasberg
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:616-26. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate and establish feasibility of quantitative morbidity scores for several common abdominal surgical procedures...
  32. doi request reprint The importance of assessing both inpatient and outpatient surgical quality
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg 253:611-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether hospital-level surgical performance was similar across outpatient and inpatient settings...
  33. doi request reprint Time-of-day effects on surgical outcomes in the private sector: a retrospective cohort study
    Rachel R Kelz
    Department of Surgery, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:434-445.e2. 2009
    ..The relationship between operation start time and patient outcomes is not described in private-sector patients or for emergency cases...
  34. doi request reprint Distal pancreatectomy with celiac axis resection: what are the added risks?
    Joal D Beane
    Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 17:777-84. 2015
    ..The aim of this analysis was to report a multicentre series of modified Appleby procedures with a comparison group to determine the relative operative risk...
  35. doi request reprint Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States
    Ryan P Merkow
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois2Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center SOQIC, Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Uni
    JAMA 313:483-95. 2015
    ..Financial penalties for readmission have been expanded beyond medical conditions to include surgical procedures. Hospitals are working to reduce readmissions; however, little is known about the reasons for surgical readmission...
  36. doi request reprint The role of Surgical Champions in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program--a national survey
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois 60611 3211, USA
    J Surg Res 166:e15-25. 2011
    ..How individual ACS NSQIP leaders designated as Surgeon Champions (SC) utilize the ACS NSQIP at the hospital level and the obstacles they encounter are not well studied...
  37. doi request reprint Toward robust information: data quality and inter-rater reliability in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Mira Shiloach
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:6-16. 2010
    ..The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has continually emphasized the collection of highly reliable clinical data through its program infrastructure...
  38. ncbi request reprint Combined [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) for detection of recurrent, 131I-negative thyroid cancer
    Steven E Finkelstein
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:286-92. 2008
    ..Limited data are available regarding the performance of combined FDG-PET/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) for detecting recurrent thyroid cancer in WBS-neg patients...
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Aggressive surgical management of gallbladder cancer: at what cost?
    Linda X Jin
    School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Surgery 154:266-73. 2013
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyze the postoperative outcomes of patients undergoing operative management of gallbladder cancer...
  41. pmc Effect of wound classification on risk adjustment in American College of Surgeons NSQIP
    Mila H Ju
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 219:371-81.e5. 2014
    ..However, it can be subjective and could potentially improperly bias hospital quality comparisons. The objective is to examine the effect of wound classification on hospital performance risk-adjustment models...
  42. doi request reprint Relative Contributions of Complications and Failure to Rescue on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy
    Nina P Tamirisa
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX Department of Surgery, The University of California, San Francisco East Bay, Oakland, CA Department of Surgery, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO Olin Business School and the Center for Health Policy at Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO Department of Surgery, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA
    Ann Surg 263:385-91. 2016
    ..Our study evaluated the relative contribution of overall postoperative complications and failure to rescue rates on the observed increased mortality in older patients undergoing pancreatic resection at specialized centers...
  43. doi request reprint Cost variation in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the association with outcomes across a single health system: implications for standardization and improved resource utilization
    David G Brauer
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 17:1113-8. 2015
    ..Significant cost variation occurs in many operative procedures without a clear relationship with outcomes. Clear cost-benefit associations will be necessary to justify expenditures in the era of bundled payment structures...
  44. doi request reprint Anonymous group peer review in surgery morbidity and mortality conference
    Leila C Bender
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis and Barnes Jewish Hospital, Campus Box 8109, 660 South Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
    Am J Surg 198:270-6. 2009
    ..Surgical peer review might be characterized by assessment heterogeneity...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evaluating individual surgeons based on total hospital costs: evidence for variation in both total costs and volatility of costs
    Bruce L Hall
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:565-76. 2006
    ..There is increasing interest in evaluating quality in health care, extending to the assessment of outcomes, including costs, for individual surgeons...
  46. doi request reprint Taking disclosure seriously: disclosing financial conflicts of interest at the American College of Surgeons
    Jason D Keune
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:215-24. 2011
    ..The accurate disclosure of financial conflicts of interest has come to light as a sound component of managing relationships between surgeons and industry...
  47. doi request reprint A comparison of 2 surgical site infection monitoring systems
    Mila H Ju
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois2Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, C
    JAMA Surg 150:51-7. 2015
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Improved Surgical Outcomes for ACS NSQIP Hospitals Over Time: Evaluation of Hospital Cohorts With up to 8 Years of Participation
    Mark E Cohen
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Il Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Department of Surgery at Washington University, St Louis, MO Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University, St Louis, MO John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and BJC Healthcare, St Louis, MO
    Ann Surg 263:267-73. 2016
    ..We report on long-term improvement in surgical outcomes associated with participation in ACS NSQIP...
  49. pmc Does the use of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increase postoperative morbidity and mortality rates?
    Amanda B Cooper
    Department of Surgery, Penn State Hershey, Hershey, PA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 19:80-6; discussion 86-7. 2015
    ..The impact of neoadjuvant therapy on postpancreatectomy complications is inadequately described...
  50. doi request reprint Routine drainage of the operative bed following elective distal pancreatectomy does not reduce the occurrence of complications
    Stephen W Behrman
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 19:72-9; discussion 79. 2015
    ..Routine drainage of the operative bed following elective pancreatectomy remains controversial. Data specific to distal pancreatectomy (DP) have not been examined in a multi-institutional collaborative...
  51. doi request reprint Surgical site infection prevention: the importance of operative duration and blood transfusion--results of the first American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Best Practices Initiative
    Darrell A Campbell
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:810-20. 2008
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: achieving better and safer surgery
    Clifford Y Ko
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ACS NSQIP, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 41:199-204. 2015
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Measuring risk-adjusted value using Medicare and ACS-NSQIP: is high-quality, low-cost surgical care achievable everywhere?
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY Department of Surgery, St Louis School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St Louis, MO Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO and Center for Health Policy and Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis, St Louis, MO
    Ann Surg 260:668-77; discussion 677-9. 2014
    ..To evaluate the relationship between risk-adjusted cost and quality for colectomy procedures and to identify characteristics of "high value" hospitals (high quality, low cost)...
  54. doi request reprint American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric: a phase 1 report
    Mehul V Raval
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:1-11. 2011
    ..This report documents results of the initial phase of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric...
  55. doi request reprint Standardizing a control group for comparing open with laparoscopic major liver resection in observational studies: reducing the need for correction of clinical heterogeneity
    Roheena Z Panni
    Section of Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
    J Am Coll Surg 219:1124-33. 2014
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Impact of resident duty-hour reform on faculty clinical productivity
    Mary E Klingensmith
    Department of Surgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Curr Surg 63:74-9. 2006
    ..Prior data have shown that resident duty-hour reform has not affected faculty work hours; yet the preservation of faculty hours may have been at the expense of productivity. We sought to examine change in clinical productivity...
  57. ncbi request reprint Contralateral papillary thyroid cancer at completion thyroidectomy has no impact on recurrence or survival after radioiodine treatment
    Perry W Grigsby
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Surgery 140:1043-7; discussion 1047-9. 2006
    ..The study sought predictors of contralateral disease and examined the impact of contralateral disease in RAI-treated patients...
  58. doi request reprint Clinical utility of routine barium esophagram after laparoscopic anterior esophageal myotomy for achalasia
    Lora Melman
    Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:606-10. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of routine barium esophagram after laparoscopic anterior esophageal myotomy for achalasia...
  59. doi request reprint Intussusception in children: cost-effectiveness of ultrasound vs diagnostic contrast enema
    Brian T Bucher
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:1099-105. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of different imaging strategies for the diagnosis of pediatric intussusception using a decision analytic model...
  60. doi request reprint Low drain fluid amylase predicts absence of pancreatic fistula following pancreatectomy
    Christina W Lee
    Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 18:1902-10. 2014
    ..We sought to assess the accuracy of DFA1 and to identify a reliable DFA1 threshold under which pancreatic fistula is ruled out...
  61. pmc Defining the post-operative morbidity index for distal pancreatectomy
    Major K Lee
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, MO, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 16:915-23. 2014
    ..This study utilizes PMI to establish the complication burden for a distal pancreatectomy (DP)...
  62. pmc Variations in definition and method of retrieval of complications influence outcomes statistics after pancreatoduodenectomy: comparison of NSQIP with non-NSQIP methods
    Dominic E Sanford
    Section of Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO
    J Am Coll Surg 219:407-15. 2014
    ..The chief aim was to determine how these different methods could affect quantitative evaluations of postoperative complications...
  63. doi request reprint Missing data in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program are not missing at random: implications and potential impact on quality assessments
    Barton H Hamilton
    Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:125-139.e2. 2010
    ..Alternative approaches, including using multiple imputation to incorporate uncertainty or using an indicator of missingness, can enhance robustness of evaluations...
  64. doi request reprint Quantitative weighting of postoperative complications based on the accordion severity grading system: demonstration of potential impact using the american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program
    Matthew R Porembka
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
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