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Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

  • April 1, 2018

The objective of this CRICO-funded study was to characterize providers’ impressions of factors contributing to disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in emergency general surgery to identify targets for care quality improvement.


The study’s researchers concluded that “Critical variability in emergency general surgery may impact outcomes. Patient-variability and system-variability, with focus on multidisciplinary communication, represent potential domains for quality improvement in this field.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Columbus AB, Morris MA, Lilley EJ, Harlow AF, Haider AH, Salim A, Havens JM. Critical differences between elective and emergency surgery: identifying domains for quality improvement in emergency general surgery. Surgery (United States). 2018;163(4):832-838. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2017.11.017.