Surgery

Thyroidectomy-specific quality improvement measures ID'd

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing thyroidectomy, hypocalcemia and recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury may be useful quality improvement measures, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in JAMA Surgery.

Pediatrics

Social factors of patients affect hospital performance measures

A team of researchers led by a University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty member found that measures to evaluate readmission rates at children's hospitals would be more accurate if the social factors of the patients ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hospital risk-adjusted margin positivity rate is quality metric

(HealthDay)—Hospital risk-adjusted margin positivity rate (RAMP) can identify performance-based outliers and represents a rectal cancer surgery quality metric, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal ...

Health

Community demographics linked to hospital readmissions

Nearly 60 percent of the variation in hospital readmission rates appears to be associated with where the hospital is located rather than on the hospital's performance, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

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