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Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on surgical research and lessons for the future.

Keswani SG, Parikh UM, Gosain A, Ghaferi AA, Thomas JS, Dudeja V, Kim ES, Zuckerbraun BS, Goldstein AM.

Surgery. 2021


Evaluation of Patient Reported Gastroesophageal Reflux Severity at Baseline and at One-Year after Bariatric Surgery

Ehlers AP, Thumma JR, Finks JF, Carlin AM, Ghaferi AA, Varban OA (2020) Ann Surg.

Peer Assessment of Operative Videos with Sleeve Gastrectomy to Determine Optimal Operative Technique

Varban OA, Thumma JR, Carlin AM, Finks JF, Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB (2020) J Am Coll Surg.

Comparison of early outcomes between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy among patients with body mass index 

≥ 60 kg/m2

Nasser H, Ivanics T, Varban OA, Finks JF, Bonham A, Ghaferi AA, Carlin AM (2020) Surg Endosc.

Considering Surgeon Skill in Randomized Clinical Trials

Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB (2020) JAMA Surg.

Preferences for bariatric surgery: comparing surgeons and patients using a discrete choice experiment

Rozier MD, Ghaferi AA, Rose AM, Simon NJ, Birkmeyer NJ, Prosser LA (2020) Surg Obes Relat Dis.

Achieving Critical Mass in Surgical Outcomes Research: The Changing Role of the Surgical Outcomes Club

Massarweh NN, Ghaferi AA, Kelz RR (2020) JAMA Surg.

An algorithmic approach to an impactful specific aims page

Goldstein AM, Balaji S, Ghaferi AA, Gosain A, Maggard-Gibbons M, Zuckerbraun B, Keswani SG (2020) Surgery


Association Between Surgeon Practice Knowledge and Venous Thromboembolism

de Meireles A, Carlin AM, Cain-Nielsen A, Stricklen A, Ross R, Finks JF, Varban OA, Ghaferi AA (2020) Obes Surg. 

Practical Guide to Meta-analysis

Arya S, Schwartz TA, Ghaferi AA (2020) JAMA Surg.

Practical Guide to Qualitative Analysis

Schwarze ML, Kaji AH, Ghaferi AA (2020) JAMA Surg.

Maximizing the Impact of Surgical Health Services Research: The Methodology Toolbox

Ghaferi AA, Haider AH, Kibbe MR (2020) JAMA Surg.


Bariatric Surgery Is Safe and It Works

Ehlers AP, Ghaferi AA (2020) JAMA Surg.

Understanding the Long-term Effects of Bariatric Surgery: From Weight Loss to Bone Health

Smith ME, Ghaferi AA (2019) JAMA Surg.

Advanced glycation end-products regulate extracellular matrix-adipocyte metabolic crosstalk in diabetes

Strieder-Barboza C, Baker NA, Flesher CG, Karmakar M, Neeley CK, Polsinelli D, Dimick JB, Finks JF, Ghaferi AA, Varban OA, Lumeng CN, O'Rourke RW (2019) Sci Rep.

Is it worth it? Determining the health benefits of sleeve gastrectomy in patients with a body mass index <35 kg/m2

Varban OA, Bonham AJ, Finks JF, Telem DA, Obeid NR, Ghaferi AA (2019) Surg Obes Relat Dis.

Bariatric surgery among patients with end-stage kidney disease: improving access to transplantation

Montgomery JR, Ghaferi AA, Waits SA (2019) Surg Obes Relat Dis.

Financial impact of improving patient care setting selection after bariatric surgery

Smith ME, Bonham AJ, Varban OA, Finks JF, Carlin AM, Ghaferi AA (2019) Surg Obes Relat Dis.

Randomized Trial of Medical versus Surgical Treatment for Refractory Heartburn

Spechler SJHunter JGJones KMLee RSmith BRMashimo HSanchez VMDunbar KBPham THMurthy UKKim TJackson CSWallen JMvon Rosenvinge ECPearl JPLaine LKim AWKaz AMTatum RPGellad ZFLagoo-Deenadayalan SRubenstein JHGhaferi AALo WKFernando RSChan BSPaski SCProvenzale DCastell DOLieberman DSouza RFChey WDWarren SRDavis-Karim AMelton SDGenta RMSerpi TBiswas KHuang GD (2019) N Engl J Med.

Perioperative and 1-year outcomes of bariatric surgery in septuagenarians: implications for patient selection

Smith ME, Bacal D, Bonham AJ, Varban OA, Carlin AM, Ghaferi AA, Finks JF (2019) Surg Obes Relat Dis.

Understanding Interpersonal and Organizational Dynamics Among Providers Responding to Crisis

McGovern KM, Wells EE, Landstrom GL, Ghaferi AA (2019) Qual Health Res.


Surgical Hot Spotting: Who Becomes a Super-Utilizer After Surgery?

Chhabra KR, Ghaferi AA, Nathan H (2019) JAMA Surg. 


Ten-year Trends in Surgical Mortality, Complications, and Failure to Rescue in Medicare Beneficiaries

Fry BTSmith ME, Thumma JR, Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB (2019) Ann Surg.


Surgeon variation in severity of reflux symptoms after sleeve gastrectomy

Varban OA, Thumma JR, Telem DA, Obeid NR, Finks JF, Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB (2019) Surg Endosc. 

Evaluating the Effect of Surgical Skill on Outcomes for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Video-based Study

Varban OAThumma JRFinks JFCarlin AMGhaferi AADimick JB (2019) Ann Surg. 

Using Incident Reports to Assess Communication Failures and Patient Outcomes

Umberfield EGhaferi AAKrein SLManojlovich M (2019) Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 

Association of Race With Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Wood MHCarlin AM, Ghaferi AAVarban OAHawasli ABonham AJBirkmeyer NJFinks JF (2019) JAMA Surg.

Developing minimally invasive procedure quality metrics: one step at a time

Aloia TAJackson TGhaferi ADort JSchwarz ERomanelli J (2019) Surg Endosc.

Assessing variation in technique for sleeve gastrectomy based on outcomes of surgeons ranked by safety and efficacy: a video-based study

Varban OA, Thumma JR, Finks JF, Carlin AM, Kemmeter PR, Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB (2019) Surg Endosc.

Leveraging mobile technologies to improve longitudinal quality and outcomes following bariatric surgery

deMeireles A, Ross R, Ghaferi AA (2019) Mhealth.

Considering Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-Worth the Risk

Waits SASheetz KHGhaferi AA (2019) JAMA Netw Open. 


A Longitudinal Analysis of Variation in Psychological Well-being and Body Image in Patients Before and After Bariatric Surgery

deMeireles AJCarlin AMBonham AJCassidy RRoss RStricklen AFinks JGhaferi AA (2019) Ann Surg.

Patient Preferences for Bariatric Surgery: Findings From a Survey Using Discrete Choice Experiment Methodology

Rozier MDGhaferi AARose ASimon NJBirkmeyer NProsser LA (2019) JAMA Surg.

Excising the "surgeon ego" to accelerate progress in the culture of surgery

Myers CG, Lu-Myers Y, Ghaferi AA (2018) BMJ.

Variation in Bariatric Surgery Episode Costs in the Commercially Insured: Implications for Bundled Payments in the Private Sector

Kelsall AC, Cassidy R, Ghaferi AA (2018) Ann Surg. 

Understanding the psychosocial impact of weight loss following bariatric surgery: a qualitative study

Griauzde DH, Ibrahim AMFisher NStricklen ARoss RGhaferi AA (2018) BMC Obes. 

Interpersonal And Organizational Dynamics Are Key Drivers Of Failure To Rescue

Smith ME, Wells EE, Friese CR, Krein SL, Ghaferi AA (2018) Health Aff (Millwood).

Understanding the Benefits of Bariatric Surgery: How Much Evidence Is Enough?

Smith ME, Ghaferi AA (2018) JAMA Surg.

Effect of new persistent opioid use on physiologic and psychologic outcomes following bariatric surgery

Smith ME, Lee JS, Bonham A, Varban OA, Finks JF, Carlin AM, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Endosc.

New onset alcohol use disorder following bariatric surgery

Ibrahim N, Alameddine M, Brennan J, Sessine M, Holliday C, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Endosc.

Setting Appropriate Expectations After Bariatric Surgery: Evaluating Weight Regain and Clinical Outcomes

Ghaferi AA, Varban OA (2018) JAMA.

Surgical Collaboratives for Quality Improvement

Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Oncol Clin N Am.  

Potentially Avoidable Emergency Department Use: When Policy Expects Patients to be Physicians

Jaffe TA, Kocher KE, Ghaferi AA (2018) Ann Emerg Med.

Past and Future Role of the Surgical Outcomes Club in Advancing Surgical Outcomes and Health Services Research

Brooke BS, Smith AB, Ghaferi AA (2018) JAMA Surg.

Clinical versus patient-reported measures of depression in bariatric surgery

Srivatsan S, Guduguntla V, Young KZ, Arastu A, Strong CR, Cassidy R, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Endosc.

Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Medicare Claims Data

Ghaferi AA, Dimick JB (2018) JAMA Surg.

Factors Associated With Long Wait Times for Bariatric Surgery

Alvarez R, Bonham AJ, Buda CM, Carlin AM, Ghaferi AA, Varban OA (2018) Ann Surg.

Patient perspectives on emergency department self-referral after bariatric surgery

Stevens H, Wells E, Ross R, Stricklen A, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Obes Relat Dis. 

Effect of Surgeon Age on Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Stevens H, Carlin AM, Ross R, Stricklen A, Wood MH, Ghaferi AA (2018) Ann Surg.

Site-specific Approach to Reducing Emergency Department Visits Following Surgery

Abdel Khalik H, Stevens H, Carlin AM, Stricklen A, Ross R, Pesta C, Finks JF, Ibrahim A, Ghaferi AA (2018) Ann Surg.

Association Between Hospital Staffing Models and Failure to Rescue

Ward ST, Dimick JB, Zhang W, Campbell DA, Ghaferi AA (2018) Ann Surg.

Physiologic and psychological gender differences in bariatric surgery

Kochkodan J, Telem DA, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Endosc.

Educational content and the use of social media at US departments of surgery

Nikolian VC, Barrett M, Valbuena VS, Ibrahim AM, Eidy H, Ghandour MH, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surgery.

Social Media as a Platform for Surgical Learning: Use and Engagement Patterns Among Robotic Surgeons

Myers CG, Kudsi OY, Ghaferi AA (2018) Ann Surg.

Effect of patient-reported smoking status on short-term bariatric surgery outcomes

Inadomi M, Iyengar R, Fischer I, Chen X, Flagler E, Ghaferi AA (2018) Surg Endosc.

Factors Associated With Achieving a Body Mass Index of Less Than 30 After Bariatric Surgery

Varban OA, Cassidy RB, Bonham A, Carlin AM, Ghaferi A, Finks JF (2017) JAMA Surg.

Transforming the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to the Delivery of Precision Medicine to Improve the Value of Surgical Care: Summary of the John R. Clarke Keynote Address for the Surgical Outcomes Club 2016 Annual Meeting

Spertus JA, Ghaferi AA (2017) JAMA Surg.

Far from Standardized: Using Surgical Videos to Identify Variation in Technique for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Varban OA, Niemann A, Stricklen A, Ross R, Ghaferi AA, Finks JF, Dimick JB (2017) J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 

Cutting-edge Efforts in Surgical Patient Safety

Varghese TK Jr, Ghaferi AA (2017) JAMA Surg.

Diabetes-Specific Regulation of Adipocyte Metabolism by the Adipose Tissue Extracellular Matrix

Baker NA, Muir LA, Washabaugh AR, Neeley CK, Chen SY, Flesher CG, Vorwald J, Finks JF, GhaferiAA, Mulholland MW, Varban OA, Lumeng CN, O'Rourke RW (2017) J Clin Endocrinol Metab.

Adipocyte hypertrophy-hyperplasia balance contributes to weight loss after bariatric surgery

Muir LA, Baker NA, Washabaugh AR, Neeley CK, Flesher CG, DelProposto JB, Geletka LM, GhaferiAA, Finks JF, Singer K, Varban OA, Lumeng CN, O'Rourke RW (2017) Adipocyte.

Variation in Outcomes at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

Ibrahim, AM, Ghaferi AA, Thumma JR, Dimick JB (2017) JAMA Surgery.

Site-Specific Approach to Reducing Emergency Department Visits Following Surgery

Hassaan, A.K., Stevens, H., Carlin, A.M., Stricklen, A., Ross, R., Pesta, C., Finks, J.F., Ibrahim, A., Ghaferi, A.A. (2017). Annals of Surgery. 

Variation in readmission expenditures after high-risk surgery

Jacobs, B.L., He, C., Li, B.Y., Helfand, A., Krishnan, N., Borza, T., Ghaferi, A.A., Hollenbeck, B.K., Helm, J.E., Lavieri, M.S., Skolarus, T.A. (2017). Journal of Surgical Research. 


Using Video Analysis to Understand and Improve Technical Quality in Bariatric Surgery

Varban, O.A., Ghaferi, A.A., Dimick, J.B. (2017) Current Surgery Reports, 5(6). 

Evaluating organizational factors associated with postoperative bariatric surgery readmissions

Macht, R., Cassidy, R., Cabral, H., Kazis, L., Ghaferi, A.A.  (2017). Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 


Working on Yourself: Intangibles of a Successful Surgery Resident 

Ghaferi, Amir A. (2017) A How To Guide For Medical Students. Springer International Publishing, 45-49.


Surgical skill in bariatric surgery: Does skill in one procedure predict outcomes for another?

Varban O.A.Greenberg C.C.Schram JGhaferi A.A.Thumma J.R.Carlin A.M.Dimick J.B. (2016). Surgery,160(5):1172-1181. 

Research at Academic and Community Surgical Residencies: Results of a National Survey of Surgical Residents

Selby, L.V., Ganai, S., Shirley, L.A., Wright, A.S., Harzman, A.E., Ghaferi, A.A, Matthews, J.B. (2016). Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 223(4), 130.

Review of ‘‘Impact of Hospital Characteristics on Failure to Rescue Following Major Surgery

Sheetz K, Dimick JB, Ghaferi AA. (2016). Ann Surg 263:692–697.


Variation in Medicare Expenditures for Treating Perioperative Complications: The Cost of Rescue

Pradarelli, J.C., Healy, M.A., Osborne, N.H., Ghaferi, A.A., Dimick, J.B. (2016) JAMA Surg.

Are Patient-reported Outcomes Correlated With Clinical Outcomes After Surgery?: A Population-based Study

Waljee, J.F., Ghaferi, A.A., Cassidy, R, Varban, O., Finks, J., Chung, K., Carlozzi, N., Dimick, J.B. (2016) Annals of Surgery, 264(4), 682-689.

Hospital Quality and Medicare Expenditures for Bariatric Surgery in the United States

Ibrahim A.M.Ghaferi A.A.Thumma J.R.Dimick J.B. (2016) Ann Surg. 

Colon cancer operations at high- and low-mortality hospitals 

Healy, M.A., Grenda, T.R., Suwanabol, P.A., Yin, H., Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., Wong, S.L. (2016) Surgery, 160(2), 359-365. 

The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer

Ghaferi, A.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Pronovost, P.J. ​(2016) Harvard Business Review. 


The Behavior and Biology Behind Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Ghaferi, A.A., Woodruff, M., & Arnould, J. (2016) JAMA Surg.

Hospital variation in perioperative complications for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Michigan

Pradarelli, J. C., Varban, O. A., Ghaferi, A. A., Weiner, M., Carlin, A. M., & Dimick, J. B. (2016). Surgery.


Mortality Among Older Adults Before Versus After Hospital Transition to Intensivist Staffing

Nagendran, M., Dimick, J. B., Gonzalez, A. A., Birkmeyer, J. D., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2016). Med Care, 54(1), 67-73.


Revisiting Nursing's Effect on Surgical Quality and Cost

Ghaferi, A. A., & Friese, C. R. (2016). JAMA Surg.

Impact of Hospital Characteristics on Failure to Rescue Following Major Surgery

Sheetz, K. H., Dimick, J. B., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2016). Ann Surg.


Importance of teamwork, communication and culture on failure-to-rescue in the elderly

Ghaferi, A. A., & Dimick, J. B. (2016). Br J Surg, 103(2), e47-51.

Bariatric Surgery-More Than Just an Operation

Ghaferi, A. A., & Lindsay-Westphal, C. (2016). JAMA Surg, 1.


Variation in Patient-reported Outcomes Across Hospitals Following Surgery

Waljee, J. F., Ghaferi, A., Finks, J. F., Cassidy, R., Varban, O., Carlin, A., Carlozzi, N., & Dimick, J. (2015). Med Care, 53(11), 960-966.


Effect of Preoperative Hemoglobin A1c on Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Syed, S., Finks, J., Wood, M., Carlin, A., Wohaibi, E., Kole, K., Ringley, C., & Ghaferi, A. (2015). Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 11(6), S43-S44.

Short-Term Outcomes Following Conversion of Adjustable Gastric Banding

Poplawski, S., Kemmeter, P., Carlin, A., Weiner, M., Varban, O., Ghaferi, A., Cassidy, R., & Finks, J. (2015). Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 11(6), S4.


Bariatric Surgery Outcomes In Patients With Prior Fundoplication

Krause, K., Finks, J., Stricklen, A., Ross, R., Hoerauf, P., Carlin, A., & Ghaferi, A. (2015). Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 11(6), S25.


Postoperative Readmission Time Interval and Model Performance: Implications for Hospital Profiling

Gonzalez, A. A., Ejaz, A., Osborne, N. H., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2015). J Am Coll Surg, 221(4), S131.


Time-to-readmission and Mortality After High-risk Surgery

Gonzalez, A. A., Abdelsattar, Z. M., Dimick, J. B., Dev, S., Birkmeyer, J. D., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2015). Ann Surg, 262(1), 53-59.


Understanding failure to rescue and improving safety culture

Ghaferi, A. A., & Dimick, J. B. (2015). Ann Surg, 261(5), 839-840.


Hospitals In 'Magnet' Program Show Better Patient Outcomes On Mortality Measures Compared To Non-'Magnet' Hospitals

Friese, C. R., Xia, R., Ghaferi, A., Birkmeyer, J. D., & Banerjee, M. (2015). Health Aff (Millwood), 34(6), 986-992.


Hospital readmission as a quality measure in surgery

Dimick, J. B., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2015). Jama, 313(5), 512-513.


Failure to rescue and mortality following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Waits, S. A., Sheetz, K. H., Campbell, D. A., Ghaferi, A. A., Englesbe, M. J., Eliason, J. L., & Henke, P. K. (2014). J Vasc Surg, 59(4), 909-914.e901.


The importance of the first complication: understanding failure to rescue after emergent surgery in the elderly

Sheetz, K. H., Krell, R. W., Englesbe, M. J., Birkmeyer, J. D., Campbell, D. A., Jr., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2014). J Am Coll Surg, 219(3), 365-370.


Improving the care of elderly adults undergoing surgery in Michigan

Sheetz, K. H., Guy, K., Allison, J. H., Barnhart, K. A., Hawken, S. R., Hayden, E. L., Starr, J. B., Terjimanian, M. N., Waits, S. A., Mullard, A. J., Krapohl, G., Ghaferi, A. A., Campbell, D. A., Jr., & Englesbe, M. J. (2014). J Am Geriatr Soc, 62(2), 352-357.


Is More Always Better?: The Association Between Hospital Care Intensity and Surgical Outcomes

Sheetz, K.H., Dimick, J.B., &  Ghaferi, A.A . (2014). Journal of Surgical Research, 186(2), 497.


The association between hospital care intensity and surgical outcomes in medicare patients

Sheetz, K.H., Dimick, J.B., &  Ghaferi, A.A . (2014). JAMA Surg, 149(12), 1254-1259.


Hospital volume and operative mortality in the modern era

Reames, B.N.,  Ghaferi, A.A ., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J. B. (2014). Ann Surg, 260(2), 244-251.


Socioeconomic disparities in mortality after cancer surgery: failure to rescue

Reames, B.N., Birkmeyer, N.J., Dimick, J.B., &  Ghaferi, A.A . (2014). JAMA Surg, 149(5), 475-481.


Explaining racial disparities in outcomes after cardiac surgery: the role of hospital quality

Rangrass, G.,  Ghaferi, A.A ., & Dimick, J.B. (2014). JAMA Surg, 149(3), 223-227.


Using same-hospital readmission rates to estimate all-hospital readmission rates

Gonzalez, A.A., Shih, T., Dimick, J.B., &  Ghaferi, A.A . (2014). J Am Coll Surg, 219(4), 656-663.


Impact of Including Socioeconomic Status on Hospital Profiling of Readmissions After Lower Extremity Revascularization

Gonzalez, A.A., &  Ghaferi, A.A . (2014). RR23. J Vasc Surg, 59(6), 104S-105S.


Hospital Safety Scores: do grades really matter?

Gonzalez, A.A., &  Ghaferi, A.A . (2014). JAMA Surg, 149(5), 413-414.


A Longitudinal Analysis of Mortality, Complications, and Failure to Rescue After Cardiac Surgery

Gonzalez, A.A., Dimick, J.D., Birkmeyer, J.D., &  Ghaferi, A.A. (2014). Journal of Surgical Research, 186(2), 613-614.


Understanding the volume-outcome effect in cardiovascular surgery: the role of failure to rescue

Gonzalez, A.A., Dimick, J.B., Birkmeyer, J. D., &  Ghafer i, A.A . (2014). JAMA Surg, 149(2), 119-123.


A Longitudinal Analysis of Disparities in Mortality After High-Risk General Surgery

Gonzalez, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., Dimick, J. B., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2014). Journal of Surgical Research, 186(2), 497.


Correlation Between Readmission Interval and Post-Discharge Mortality

Gonzalez, A.A., Birkmeyer, J. D., Dimick, J. B., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2014). Journal of Surgical Research, 186(2), 526-527.


Hospital Procedural Volume and Mortality in Vulnerable Patient Populations After High-Risk Cardiac Surgery

Gonzalez, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., Dimick, J.B., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2014). Journal of Surgical Research, 186(2), 676.


Failure to rescue--reply

Ghaferi, A. A, & Gonzalez, A.A. (2014). JAMA Surg, 149(7), 748-749.


Improving mortality following emergent surgery in older patients requires focus on complication rescue

Sheetz, K. H., Waits, S. A., Krell, R. W., Campbell, D. A., Jr., Englesbe, M.J., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2013). Ann Surg, 258(4), 614-617; discussion 617-618.


All complications are not equal: sentinel complications and failure to rescue after emergency surgery in the elderly

Sheetz, K.H., Krell, R.W., Campbell, D.A., Jr., Englesbe, M. J., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2013). J Am Coll Surg, 217(3), S59-S60.


Searching for the Optimal Surgical Quality Indicator: Failure to Rescue Vs. Readmissions

Reames, B.N., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2013). Journal of Surgical Research, 179(2), 295.


Failure to rescue: the impact of multiple sentinel complications

Krell, R., Sheetz, K., Nagendran, M., Mullard, A. J., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2013). J Am Coll Surg, 217(3), S106.


Effect of Failure to Rescue on Hospital Volume-Mortality Relationships in Cardiovascular Surgery

Gonzalez, A.A., Dimick, J.B., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2013). Journal of Surgical Research, 179(2), 291-292.


Does same-hospital readmission rate correlate with all-hospital readmission rate?

Gonzalez, A., Shih, T., Dimick, J. B., & Ghaferi, A. A. (2013). J Am Coll Surg, 217(3), S105.


Patient Deconditioning and Failure to Rescue from Surgical Complications

Ghaferi, A.A., Sonnenday, C.J., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J. B. (2012). Journal of Surgical Research, 172(2), 189.


Variation in mortality after high-risk cancer surgery: failure to rescue

Ghaferi, A.A., & Dimick, J. B. (2012). Surg Oncol Clin N Am, 21(3), 389-395, vii.


Reliability adjustment for reporting hospital outcomes with surgery

Dimick, J.B., Ghaferi, A.A., Osborne, N. H., Ko, C. Y., & Hall, B. L. (2012). Ann Surg, 255(4), 703-707.


Independent predictors and outcomes of unanticipated early postoperative tracheal intubation after nonemergent, noncardiac surgery

Ramachandran, S.K., Nafiu, O.O., Ghaferi, A.A., Tremper, K.K., Shanks, A., & Kheterpal, S. (2011). Anesthesiology, 115(1), 44-53.


Evaluating popular media and internet-based hospital quality ratings for cancer surgery

Osborne, N.H., Ghaferi, A.A., Nicholas, L.H., Dimick, J. B., & Mph, M. (2011). Arch Surg, 146(5), 600-604.


Reliability of superficial surgical site infections as a hospital quality measure

Kao, L.S., Ghaferi, A.A., Ko, C.Y., & Dimick, J.B. (2011). J Am Coll Surg, 213(2), 231-235.


Evaluating A New Technique For Improving The Reliability Of Surgical Outcomes Measurement

Ghaferi, A.A., Ko, C. Y., & Dimick, J. B. (2011). Journal of Surgical Research, 165(2), 196.


Hospital volume and failure to rescue with high-risk surgery

Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J. D., & Dimick, J. B. (2011). Med Care, 49(12), 1076-1081.


Do popular media and internet-based hospital quality ratings identify hospitals with better cardiovascular surgery outcomes?

Osborne, N.H., Nicholas, L.H., Ghaferi, A. A., Upchurch, G. R., Jr., & Dimick, J. B. (2010). J Am Coll Surg, 210(1), 87-92.


Surgical outcomes in medicare patients at NSQIP and non-NSQIP hospitals

Osborne, N.H., Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J. D., & Dimick, J. B. (2010). J Am Coll Surg, 211(3), S101-S102.


Racial/ethnic disparities in access to care and survival for patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma

Mathur, A.K., Osborne, N.H., Lynch, R.J., Ghaferi, A.A., Dimick, J.B., & Sonnenday, C.J. (2010). Arch Surg, 145(12), 1158-1163.


Influence of body mass index on complications and oncologic outcomes following hepatectomy for malignancy

Mathur, A.K., Ghaferi, A.A., Sell, K., Sonnenday, C.J., Englesbe, M.J., & Welling, T.H. (2010). J Gastrointest Surg, 14(5), 849-857.


Body mass index and adverse perioperative outcomes following hepatic resection

Mathur, A.K., Ghaferi, A.A., Osborne, N.H., Pawlik, T.M., Campbell, D.A., Englesbe, M. J., & Welling, T. H. (2010). J Gastrointest Surg, 14(8), 1285-1291.


Does voluntary reporting bias hospital quality rankings?

Ghaferi, A.A., Osborne, N.H., & Dimick, J.B. (2010). J Surg Res, 161(2), 190-194.


Hospital characteristics associated with failure to rescue from complications after pancreatectomy

Ghaferi, A.A., Osborne, N.H., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J.B. (2010). J Am Coll Surg, 211(3), 325-330.


Adverse outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease undergoing colorectal surgery

Ghaferi, A.A., Mathur, A.K., Sonnenday, C.J., & Dimick, J.B. (2010). Ann Surg, 252(2), 345-350.

Intensive Care Unit Staffing and Failure to Rescue with Major Surgery

Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J.B. (2010). Journal of Surgical Research, 158(2), 310.


Bending the cost curve in the United States: the role of comparative effectiveness research

Ghaferi, A.A. (2010). Crit Care, 14(3), 168.


Prognostic significance of a positive nonsentinel lymph node in cutaneous melanoma

Ghaferi, A.A., Wong, S.L., Johnson, T.M., Lowe, L., Chang, A.E., Cimmino, V.M., Bradford, C.R., Rees, R.S., & Sabel, M.S. (2009). Ann Surg Oncol, 16(11), 2978-2984.


Understanding Variations in Hospital Mortality with Major Surgery

Ghaferi, A.A., Wong, S.L., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J.B. (2009). 137. Journal of Surgical Research, 151(2), 237.


Understanding hospital volume-mortality relationships: Differences in complications or failure to rescue?

Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J.B. (2009). J Am Coll Surg, 209(3), S95.


Variation in hospital mortality associated with inpatient surgery

Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J.B. (2009). N Engl J Med, 361(14), 1368-1375.


Complications, failure to rescue, and mortality with major inpatient surgery in medicare patients

Ghaferi, A.A., Birkmeyer, J.D., & Dimick, J.B. (2009). Ann Surg, 250(6), 1029-1034. 


Outcomes after Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ghaferi, A.A., & Finlayson, E. (2008). Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 19(1), 48-52.


Pancreatic VIPomas: subject review and one institutional experience

Ghaferi, A.A., Chojnacki, K.A., Long, W.D., Cameron, J.L., & Yeo, C.J. (2008). J Gastrointest Surg, 12(2), 382-393.


Progression of liver pathology in patients undergoing the Fontan procedure: Chronic passive congestion, cardiac cirrhosis, hepatic adenoma, and hepatocellular carcinoma

Ghaferi, A.A., & Hutchins, G.M. (2005). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 129(6), 1348-1352.

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