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Successful implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in the private sector: the Patient Safety in Surgery study.
Khuri SF, Henderson WG, Daley J, et al; Principal Investigators of the Patient Safety in Surgery Study. Ann Surg. 2008;248:329-336.
The Patient Safety in Surgery study documented remarkable improvements in postoperative outcomes at Veterans Affairs hospitals following implementation of a quality improvement program. This study demonstrated similar improvement in clinical outcomes, including surgical site infection rates, following implementation of the program in private sector hospitals.