ProPublica launches database giving surgeon-specific mortality and readmission rates for eight common elective operations.
ProPublica. July 14, 2015.
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Transparency has been advocated as a key element of safe, patient-centered care, but data on individual performance has not been made widely available. This database compiles the death and complication rates of surgeons performing eight specific elective procedures on Medicare patients to provide performancerecords and enhance patient decision-making when selecting surgeons.
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The "weekend effect" in pediatric surgery—increased mortality for children undergoing urgent surgery during the weekend.
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Association of hospital participation in a surgical outcomes monitoring program with inpatient complications and mortality.
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