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Viewpoints from the 2018 Annual Meeting:
Surgical Outcomes Club/JAMA Surgery Practical Guides to Datasets Series
Databases Covered in This Series:
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project databases: National Inpatient Sample, State Inpatient Databases, and Kids’ Inpatient Database1
  • Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program2
  • Medicare Claims Data3
  • Military Health System Tricare Encounter Data4
  • Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program5
  • National Surgical Quality Improvement Program6
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program7
  • National Cancer Database8
  • National Trauma Data Bank9
  • Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative10
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database11
  1. Stulberg  JJ, Haut  ER.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample (NIS). JAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(6):586-587.
  2. Doll  KM, Rademaker  A, Sosa  JA.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) DatabaseJAMA Surgery2018; 153(6):588-589.
  3. Ghaferi  AA, Dimick  JB.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Medicare Claims Data. JAMA Surgery2018; 153(6):677-678.
  4. Schoenfeld  AJ, Kaji  AH, Haider  AH. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Military Health System Tricare Encounter Data JAMA Surgery2018; 153(7):679-680.
  5. Massarweh  NM, Kaji  AH, Itani  KMF.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP). JAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(8):768-769.
  6. Raval  MV, Pawlik  TM. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and Pediatric NSQIPJAMA Surgery2018; 153(8):764-765.
  7. Telem  DA, Dimick  JB.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Program (MBSAQIP)JAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(8):766-767.
  8. Merkow  RP, Rademaker  AW, Bilimoria  KY.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Cancer Database (NCDB)JAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(9):850-851.
  9. Hashmi  ZG, Kaji  AH, Nathens  AB.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)JAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(9):852-853.
  10. Desai  SS, Kaji  AH, Upchurch  G.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Improvement Program (SVS VQI)JAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(10):957-958.
  11. Farjah  F, Kaji  AH, Chu  D.  Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National DatabaseJAMA Surgery. 2018; 153(10):955-956.

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