A new study using MSQC data highlights a questionable trend: robotic surgery is increasingly replacing conventional laparoscopic minimally-invasive surgery, despite a lack of evidence that it robotic surgery is more clinically effective. The study used clinically-abstracted data MSQC data collected on 169404 patients in all MSQC hospitals from 2012-2018. The authors showed that MSQC hospitals […]
“…surgery is problem-focused. We identify patients by their problems and view them by their barriers to discharge. This ideology also permeates our own identities: as surgeons, we pride ourselves on our ability to fix problems. However, this mindset equates good health with the absence of pathology, rather than the presence of wellbeing. This gap may […]
Building on our earlier work developing care pathways for colon surgery, hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and hysterectomy, MSQC is excited to release a new procedure-specific care pathway for pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple) procedures. During a pancreatectomy workshop session at our October 2019 MSQC Conference, surgeons from numerous Michigan hospitals collaborated to share best and evidence-based practices to develop […]
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