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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.  AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Databases: National Inpatient Sample (NIS). JAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  2. Doll  KM, Rademaker  A, Sosa  JA.  Longitudinal outcomes reporting using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) DatabaseJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  3. Ghaferi  AA, Dimick  JB.  Longitudinal outcomes reporting using Medicare claims. JAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  4. Schoenfeld  AJ, Kaji  AH, Haider  AH.  Outcomes reporting using Tricare claims. JAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  5. Massarweh  NM, Kaji  AH, Itani  KMF.  Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement ProgramJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  6. Raval  MV, Pawlik  TM.  National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and pediatric NSQIPJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  7. Telem  DA, Dimick  JB.  Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Program (MBSAQIP)JAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  8. Merkow  RP, Rademaker  AW, Bilimoria  KY.  National Cancer DatabaseJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  9. Hashmi  ZG, Kaji  AH, Nathens  AB.  National Trauma Data BankJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  10. Desai  SS, Kaji  AH, Upchurch  G.  Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Improvement ProgramJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
  11. Farjah  F, Kaji  AH, Chu  D.  Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) DatasetJAMA Surgery, Epub ahead of print, 2018.
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