Value in acute care surgery, part 2: Defining and measuring quality outcomes

Samuel Wade Ross, Michael W. Wandling, Brandon R. Bruns, R. Shayn Martin, John W. Scott, Jay J. Doucet, Kimberly A. Davis, Kristan L. Staudenmayer, Joseph P. Minei

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ABSTRACT: The prior article in this series delved into measuring cost in acute care surgery, and this subsequent work explains in detail how quality is measured. Specifically, objective quality is based on outcome measures, both from administrative and clinical registry databases from a multitude of sources. Risk stratification is key in comparing similar populations across diseases and procedures. Importantly, a move toward focusing on subjective outcomes like patient-reported outcomes measures and financial well-being are vital to evolving surgical quality measures for the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e30-e39
JournalThe journal of trauma and acute care surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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