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To determine whether outcomes achieved by new surgeons are attributable to inexperience or to differences in the context in which care is delivered and patient complexity.
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Name: Annals of surgery
In cardiothoracic surgery, little data exist on the transition to operative independence. We aimed to compare current perceptions of operative autonomy of junior cardiothoracic surgeons and senior col...
Operative time is a critical driver of cost in orthopedics and an important target for improving value in health care. This study used an archetypal pediatric orthopedic procedure to identify surgeon-...
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database is a comprehensive clinical outcomes registry which captures almost all pediatric cardiac surgical operations in the United States. I...
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a safe and effective procedure, with a low risk of complications when performed by experienced surgeons. Postoperative infections are particularly rare, reportedly affe...
Three large national data sets are commonly used to assess operative outcomes in pediatric surgery; National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (NSQIP-P), Pediatric Health Information Syst...
To evaluate the effects of extra-abdominal repair of the uterine incision compared to intra-abdominal repair, and to study is there superiority of one technique over the other in terms of ...
Aim 1. Establish a national registry of diverse patients of orthopedic surgeons representing all regions of the country and varied hospital and surgeon practice settings (e.g., urban/rural...
At a national level of 15%, the reoperation rate following augmentation mammaplasty is too high. We are conducting a survey to examine the pre-operative methods by which plastic surgeons d...
Outcomes of laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy are well known, but data on intra-operative adverse events is scant. A multicenter pool-analysis of prospectively collected database on 1384...
The Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) represents one of the most commonly performed spinal operations internationally, often in the context of symptomatic radiculopathy or mye...
Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the eye and visual system. It was originally part of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. The National Eye Institute was established in 1968.
Intraoperative computer-assisted 3D navigation and guidance system generally used in neurosurgery for tracking surgical tools and localize them with respect to the patient's 3D anatomy. The pre-operative diagnostic scan is used as a reference and is transferred onto the operative field during surgery.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
In the late Middle Ages barbers who also let blood, sold unguents, pulled teeth, applied cups, and gave enemas. They generally had the right to practice surgery. They began to acquire importance about 1100, when the monks, who required the barber's services for the tonsure, also had recourse to them for blood-letting, a practice required by ecclesiastic law. By the 18th century barbers continued to practice minor surgery and dentistry and many famous surgeons acquired their skill in the shops of barbers. (From Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed, pp402, 568, 658)