Best practices for managing surgical services: The role of coordination
Young GJ, Charns MP, Daley J, Forbes MG, Henderson W, Khuri SF. Best practices for managing surgical services: The role of coordination. Health Care Management Review. 1997;22(4):72-81.This article describes a National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study, in which the authors studied the coordination practices of 20 surgical services that, based on risk-adjusted mortality and morbidity rates, occupied different ends of the patient outcomes continuum.
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