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The Acute Care Surgery model has been implemented by many hospitals in the United States. As complex adaptive systems, healthcare systems are composed of many interacting elements that respond to intrinsic and extrinsic inputs. Systems level analysis may reveal the underlying organizational structure of tactical block allocations like the Acute Car...
The Acute Care Surgery model has been widely adopted by hospitals across the United States, with Acute Care Surgery services managing Emergency General Surgery patients that were previously being treated by General Surgery. In this analysis, we evaluate the impact of an Acute Care Surgery service model on General Surgery at the University of Vermon...
Background In 2016, our institution implemented a 5 + 2 year vascular surgery fellowship program, providing graduates of general surgery residencies two years of advanced training in open vascular and endovascular surgery. In this study, we use statistical process control to evaluate the clinical performance of the vascular surgery service, before...