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Comparative safety of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair over open repair using Patient Safety Indicators during adoption.

Rose J, Evans C, Barleben A, et al. JAMA surgery. 2014;149:926-32.

Using AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators to compare two surgical techniques for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, this chart review study found that endovascular repair was safer, emphasizing the utility of these measures for characterizing surgical safety despite controversy about their accuracy.