Surgery

Perioperative Glucose Not A1c Predicts Death

Perioperative Glucose Not A1c Predicts Death

A1C is not associated with increased 30-day mortality after controlling for glucose

Death Risk Rises as Day of Surgery Approaches Weekend

Death Risk Rises as Day of Surgery Approaches Weekend

Mortality after elective surgery increases in graded manner as day of surgery approaches weekend.

Young Surgery Pts at Risk for Persistent Opioid Use

Young Surgery Pts at Risk for Persistent Opioid Use

Adolescent cholecystectomy and colectomy patients may be at the highest risk for persistent opioid use.

Opioid-Free Anesthesia Tolerated in Outpatient Surgery

Opioid-Free Anesthesia Tolerated in Outpatient Surgery

Only 36% of patients request oral opioid meds in PACU despite receiving opioid-free anesthesia.

Bleeding, Death Similar for DOAC vs Warfarin in VTE

Bleeding, Death Similar for DOAC vs Warfarin in VTE

Direct oral anticoagulants not linked to increased risk of major bleeding, death in venous thromboembolism

Surgeons Impacted by Difficult Communications

Surgeons Impacted by Difficult Communications

Quality improvement efforts focused on the link between disclosure and surgeon's wellbeing may help sustain open disclosure policies.

Patient Experience Has Limited Impact on GU Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Patient Experience Has Limited Impact on GU Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Patients treated in high-performing hospitals face fewer incidences of prolonged hospitalization or nursing-sensitive complications.

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