Mary E Klingensmith, Thomas H Cogbill, Frederick Luchette, Thomas Biester, Kelli Samonte, Andrew Jones, Frank R Lewis, Mark A Malangoni
OBJECTIVES: Surgery residency serves 2 purposes-prepare graduates for general surgery (GS) practice or postresidency surgical fellowship, leading to specialty surgical practice (SS). This study was undertaken to elucidate factors influencing career choice for these 2 groups. METHODS: All US allopathic surgery residency graduates from 2009 to 2013 (n = 5512) were surveyed by the American Board of Surgery regarding confidence, autonomy, and reasons for career selection between GS and SS...
September 2015: Annals of Surgery
Samer G Mattar, Adnan A Alseidi, Daniel B Jones, D Rohan Jeyarajah, Lee L Swanstrom, Ralph W Aye, Steven D Wexner, José M Martinez, Sharona B Ross, Michael M Awad, Morris E Franklin, Maurice E Arregui, Bruce D Schirmer, Rebecca M Minter
OBJECTIVE: To assess readiness of general surgery graduate trainees entering accredited surgical subspecialty fellowships in North America. METHODS: A multidomain, global assessment survey designed by the Fellowship Council research committee was electronically sent to all subspecialty program directors. Respondents spanned minimally invasive surgery, bariatric, colorectal, hepatobiliary, and thoracic specialties. There were 46 quantitative questions distributed across 5 domains and 1 or more reflective qualitative questions/domains...
September 2013: Annals of Surgery
Elise H Lawson, Rachel Louie, David S Zingmond, Robert H Brook, Bruce L Hall, Lein Han, Michael Rapp, Clifford Y Ko
OBJECTIVES: To compare the recording of 30-day postoperative complications between a national clinical registry and Medicare inpatient claims data and to determine whether the addition of outpatient claims data improves concordance with the clinical registry. BACKGROUND: Policymakers are increasingly discussing use of postoperative complication rates for value-based purchasing. There is debate regarding the optimal data source for such measures. METHODS: Patient records (2005-2008) from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) were linked to Medicare inpatient and outpatient claims data sets...
December 2012: Annals of Surgery
Maureen V Hill, Michelle L McMahon, Ryland S Stucke, Richard J Barth
OBJECTIVE: To examine opioid prescribing patterns after general surgery procedures and to estimate an ideal number of pills to prescribe. BACKGROUND: Diversion of prescription opioids is a major contributor to the rising mortality from opioid overdoses. Data to inform surgeons on the optimal dose of opioids to prescribe after common general surgical procedures is lacking. METHODS: We evaluated 642 patients undergoing 5 outpatient procedures: partial mastectomy (PM), partial mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy (PM SLNB), laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIH), and open inguinal hernia repair (IH)...
April 2017: Annals of Surgery
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