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Rosenbaum L. New Engl J Med. 2015;373:1385-1388.
Rosenbaum L.Scoring no goal—further adventures in transparency. New Engl J Med. 2015; 373: 1385-1388
This commentary explores challenges to monitoring and rating surgeon performance and discusses current strategies to enhance transparency on surgical care quality, such as the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the Surgeon Scorecard, and private assessment initiatives.
Patient Safety and the Invitational Conference on Contemporary Surgical Quality, Safety and Transparency.
Amer Surg. 2006;72:985-1149
The Safer Delivery of Surgical Services Program (S3): explaining its differential effectiveness and exploring implications for improving quality in complex systems.
Flynn LC, McCulloch PG, Morgan LJ, et al. Ann Surg. 2016;264:997-1003.
Introduction to the STS National Database Series: outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety.
Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Prager RL, et al. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:1992-2000.
Safety-II and resilience: the way ahead in patient safety in anaesthesiology.
Staender S. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28:735-739.
Breaking the silence of the switch—increasing transparency about trainee participation in surgery.
McAlister C. N Engl J Med. 2015;372:2477-2479.
Quality Improvement in Neurosurgery.
Rolston JD, Han SJ, Parsa AT, eds. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015;26:143-322.
Outcomes of concurrent operations: results from the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Liu JB, Berian JR, Ban KA, et al. Ann Surg. 2017;266:411-420.
The evolving story of overlapping surgery.
Mello MM, Livingston EH. JAMA. 2017;318:233-234.
AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Fostering transparency in outcomes, quality, safety, and costs.
Austin JM, McGlynn EA, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2016;316:1661-1662.
Patient safety improvement interventions in children's surgery: a systematic review.
Macdonald AL, Sevdalis N. J Pediatr Surg. 2017;52:504-511.
Managing the risks of concurrent surgeries.
Mello MM, Livingston EH. JAMA. 2016;315:1563-1564.
How well is quality improvement described in the perioperative care literature? A systematic review.
Jones EL, Lees N, Martin G, Dixon-Woods M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:196-216.
Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety.
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;313:505-511.
A checklist-based intervention to improve surgical outcomes in Michigan: evaluation of the Keystone Surgery program.
Reames BN, Krell RW, Campbell DA Jr, Dimick JB. JAMA Surg. 2015;150:208-215.
Double gloves: a randomized trial to evaluate a simple strategy to reduce contamination in the operating room.
Birnbach DJ, Rosen LF, Fitzpatrick M, Carling P, Arheart KL, Munoz-Price LS. Anesth Analg. 2015;120:848-852.
Reducing the burden of surgical harm: a systematic review of the interventions used to reduce adverse events in surgery.
Howell AM, Panesar SS, Burns EM, Donaldson LJ, Darzi A. Ann Surg. 2014;259:630-641.
Strategies for preventing distractions and interruptions in the OR.
Clark GJ. AORN J. 2013;97:702-707.
The no-fall zone.
Butcher L. Hosp Health Netw. June 2013.
Association between implementation of a medical team training program and surgical morbidity.
Young-Xu Y, Neily J, Mills PD, et al. Arch Surg. 2011;146:1368-1373.
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing.
Bogdanich W, Rebelo K. New York Times. December 28, 2010;A1.
Effect of a "Lean" intervention to improve safety processes and outcomes on a surgical emergency unit.
McCulloch P, Kreckler S, New S, Sheena Y, Handa A, Catchpole K. BMJ. 2010;341:c5469.
2015 MHA Patient Safety and Quality Annual Report.
Okemos, MI: Michigan Health & Hospital Association; October 2015.
Washington State Department of Health.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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