April 1, 2009
The authors examined trends in spinal surgeries in Medicare beneficiaries over 65 between 1992-2005. Their analyses showed that rates of cervical spinal fusions had increased 206 percent, and that geographical variation in rates for such surgeries was very large. Indications for these procedures should be more clearly defined.
March 1, 2013
Surgical complications vary by hospital setting and surgeon’s specialty.
April 12, 2012
Human Capital Blog
Around the country, print, broadcast and online media outlets are covering the groundbreaking work of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) scholars, fellows and grantees. Some recent examples: In an op-ed in the New York Times, Andrea L. Campbell, ...
June 1, 2009
This study reports important donor effects on the risks of delayed graft function (DGF) and allograft failure in kidney transplant patients. It suggests opportunities to improve transplant outcomes and decrease the significant health and economic costs associated with transplant failure.