Journal Article
Study

Association of hospital participation in a surgical outcomes monitoring program with inpatient complications and mortality.

Etzioni DA, Wasif N, Dueck AC, et al. JAMA. 2015;313:505-11.

Similar to another study published in the same issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, this retrospective study found no association between participation in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and surgical outcomes over time. This study examined 3 and a half years of data from the University HealthSystem Consortium, which represents a large cohort of academic medical centers.