Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Publications

Link to all SOQIC Publications on PubMed:  http://1.usa.gov/1AMAn7x

Selected SOQIC Original Articles  (Full List Below)

1.         Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY. Risk-based selective referral for cancer surgery: a potential strategy to improve perioperative outcomes. Ann Surg. Apr 2010;251(4):708-716.

2.         Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Tomlinson JS, et al. Wait times for cancer surgery in the United States: trends and predictors of delays. Ann Surg. Apr 2011;253(4):779-785.

3.         Hall BL, Hamilton BH, Richards K, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ko CY. Does surgical quality improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: an evaluation of all participating hospitals. Ann Surg. Sep 2009;250(3):363-376.

4.         Chung JW, Ju MH, Kinnier CV, Haut ER, Baker DW, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation of hospital factors associated with hospital postoperative venous thromboembolism imaging utilisation practices. BMJ quality & safety. Nov 2014;23(11):947-956.

5.         Bilimoria KY, Liu Y, Paruch JL, et al. Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. Nov 2013;217(5):833-842 e831-833.

6.         Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, et al. Optimizing ACS NSQIP modeling for evaluation of surgical quality and risk: patient risk adjustment, procedure mix adjustment, shrinkage adjustment, and surgical focus. J Am Coll Surg. Aug 2013;217(2):336-346 e331.

7.         Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Feinglass JM, et al. Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives: comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery. J Clin Oncol. Oct 1 2008;26(28):4626-4633.

8.         Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko CY. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. J Clin Oncol. Nov 10 2009;27(32):5445-5451.

9.         Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Lillemoe KD, Talamonti MS, Ko CY, Pancreatic Cancer Quality Indicator Development Expert Panel ACoS. Assessment of pancreatic cancer care in the United States based on formally developed quality indicators. J Natl Cancer Inst. Jun 16 2009;101(12):848-859.

10.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, et al. Lymph node evaluation as a colon cancer quality measure: a national hospital report card. J Natl Cancer Inst. Sep 17 2008;100(18):1310-1317.

11.        Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Ju MH, et al. Evaluation of surveillance bias and the validity of the venous thromboembolism quality measure. JAMA. Oct 9 2013;310(14):1482-1489.

12.        Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. The need to revisit VTE quality measures. JAMA. Jul 16 2014;312(3):286-287.

13.        Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, Bilimoria KY. Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States. JAMA. Feb 3 2015;313(5):483-495.

14.        Rajaram R, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Concerns about using the patient safety indicator-90 composite in pay-for-performance programs. JAMA. Mar 3 2015;313(9):897-898.

15.        Rajaram R, Chung JW, Jones AT, Bilimoria KY. Association of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reform with general surgery patient outcomes and with resident examination performance. JAMA. Dec 10 2014;312(22):2374-2384.

16.        Rajaram R, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, Bilimoria KY. Hospital Characteristics Associated with Penalization in the CMS Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. JAMA. July 2015.

17.        Bilimoria KY. Facilitating Quality Improvement: Pushing the Pendulum Back Toward Process Measures. JAMA. 2015;314(13):1333-1334.

18.        Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Hedges LV, Dahlke AR, Love R, Cohen ME, Hoyt DB, Yang AD, Tarpley JL, Mellinger JD, Mahvi DM, Kelz RR, Ko CY, Odell DD, Stulberg JJ, Lewis FR. National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training. N Engl J Med (2016).

Original Articles (Peer reviewed)   

1.         Heppner C, Bilimoria K, Agarwal S, et al. Identification of proteins interacting with the MEN1 gene product menin. EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND DIABETES. 2001;109:S16-S16.

2.         Heppner C, Bilimoria KY, Agarwal SK, et al. The tumor suppressor protein menin interacts with NF-kappaB proteins and inhibits NF-kappaB-mediated transactivation. Oncogene. 2001;20(36):4917-4925.

3.         Bilimoria KY, Eagan RK, Rex DK. Colonoscopic identification of a foreign body causing an hepatic abscess. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003;37(1):82-85.

4.         Bilimoria KY, Pescovitz OH, DiMeglio LA. Autoimmune thyroid dysfunction in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Screening guidelines based on a retrospective analysis. J Pediatr Endocr Met. 2003;16(8):1111-1117.

5.         Bilimoria KY, Rothenberg JM. Prenatal diagnosis of a trisomy 7/maternal uniparental heterodisomy 7 mosaic fetus. Am J Med Genet A. 2003;118a(1):60-63.

6.         Bilimoria K, Kmiecik T, DaRosa D, Bell R, Soper N, Wayne J. Identifying patterns of adverse events: A novel system to improve surgical patient safety. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007;205(3):S72-S73.

7.         Bilimoria K, Palis B, Bentrem D, et al. Adequacy of nodal evaluation for colon cancers: Does side matter? Dis Colon Rectum. 2007;50(5):711-712.

8.         Bilimoria K, Stewart A, Bentrem D, Palis B, Talamonti M, Ko C. The elderly benefit from identifying 12 lymph nodes for colon cancer? Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007;205(3):S42-S42.

9.         Bilimoria K, Sturgis C, Liptay M. Metastatic breast cancer and lung cancer within the same lymph node. Int J Surg Pathol. 2007;15(2):169-169.

10.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, et al. Validation of the 6th Edition AJCC Pancreatic Cancer Staging System - Report from the National Cancer Database. Cancer. 2007;110(4):738-744.

11.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS. National failure to operate on early stage pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg. 2007;246(2):173-180.

12.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, et al. Extent of surgery affects survival for papillary thyroid cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2007;246(3):375-384.

13.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, et al. Multimodality therapy for pancreatic cancer in the US - Utilization, outcomes, and the effect of hospital volume. Cancer. 2007;110(6):1227-1234.

14.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Linn JG, et al. Utilization of total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer in the United States. Surgery. 2007;142(6):906-913; discussion 913 e901-902.

15.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, et al. Application of the pancreatic adenocarcinoma staging system to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007;205(4):558-563.

16.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Tomlinson JS, et al. Quality of pancreatic cancer care at Veterans Administration compared with non-Veterans Administration hospitals. Am J Surg. 2007;194(5):588-593.

17.        Bilimoria KY, Cambic A, Hansen NM, Bethke KP. Evaluating the impact of preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging on the surgical management of newly diagnosed breast cancers. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2007;142(5):441-445.

18.        Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Tomlinson JS, et al. Impact of adjuvant radiation on survival: A note of caution when using cancer registry data to evaluate adjuvant treatments. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007;14(12):3321-3327.

19.        Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson J, Ko CY, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ. Prognostic factors for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Analysis of 5,045 patients. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):A842-A842.

20.        Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, et al. Clinicopathologic features and treatment trends of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Analysis of 9,821 patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007;11(11):1460-1467.

21.        Blum MG, Bilimoria KY, Wayne JD, de Hoyos AL, Talamonti MS, Adley B. Surgical considerations for the management and resection of esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;84(5):1717-1723.

22.        Freel AC, Bilimoria K, Turrentine F, Simpson V, Ko C, Jones RS. Developing a tool to standardize operative room time benchmarks: Another way to improve surgical care. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007;205(3):S72-S72.

23.        Freel AC, Bilimoria KY, Jones RS, Ko CY. Can operative time serve as a quality measure in surgical oncology? Ann Surg Oncol. 2007;14(2):57-57.

24.        Kennedy T, Stewart AK, Bilimoria KY, Patel-Parekh L, Sener SF, Winchester DP. Treatment trends and factors associated with survival in T1aN0 and T1bN0 breast cancer patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007;14(10):2918-2927.

25.        Schmidt CM, Bilimoria KY, Lillemoe K, Chen H, Clary B. Clinicopathologic features and treatment trends of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Analysis of 9,821 patients - Discussion. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007;11(11):1467-1469.

26.        Bilimoria KY, Balch CM, Bentrem DJ, et al. Complete lymph node dissection for sentinel node-positive melanoma: Assessment of practice patterns in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15(6):1566-1576.

27.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem D, Nelson H, et al. Use and outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colectomy for cancer in the United States. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2008;143(9):832-839.

28.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Balch CM, et al. Completion lymph node dissection for melanoma in the United States: Widely recommended, variably utilized. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15:11-11.

29.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Feinglass JM, et al. Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives: comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26(28):4626-4633.

30.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Feinglass JM, et al. Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives in the United States: Comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15:18-19.

31.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, et al. Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal: Utilization and outcomes of recommended treatment in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15(7):1948-1958.

32.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, et al. Anal cancer in the United States: Utilization and outcomes of recommended treatment. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15:21-22.

33.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Linn JG, et al. Utilization of total thyroidectomy for papillary thy roid cancer in the United States (vol 142, pg 906, 2007). Surgery. 2008;143(2):302-302.

34.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, et al. Laparoscopic-assisted vs. Open Colectomy for Cancer: Comparison of Short-term Outcomes from 121 Hospitals. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008;12(11):2001-2009.

35.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Nelson H, Stryker SJ, Ko CY, Soper NJ. Short-term outcomes after laparoscopic-assisted compared to open colectomy for cancer. Gastroenterology. 2008;134(4):A859-A859.

36.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Nelson H, et al. Use and outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colectomy for cancer in the United States. Arch Surg. 2008;143(9):832-839; discussion 839-840.

37.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, et al. Lymph node evaluation as a colon cancer quality measure: a national hospital report card. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2008;100(18):1310-1317.

38.        Bilimoria KY, Palis B, Stewart AK, et al. Impact of tumor location on nodal evaluation for colon cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008;51(2):154-161.

39.        Bilimoria KY, Shen WT, Elaraj D, et al. Adrenocortical Carcinoma in the United States Treatment Utilization and Prognostic Factors. Cancer. 2008;113(11):3130-3136.

40.        Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Edge SB, Ko CY. Lymph node examination rate, survival rate, and quality of care in colon cancer. Jama-J Am Med Assoc. 2008;299(8):896-896.

41.        Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Palis BE, Bentrern DJ, Talamonti MS, Ko CY. Adequacy and importance of lymph node evaluation for colon cancer in the elderly. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008;206(2):247-254.

42.        Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY. The National Cancer Data Base: A powerful initiative to improve cancer care in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15(3):683-690.

43.        Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Sener SF, et al. Effect of Hospital Volume on Margin Status after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008;207(4):510-519.

44.        Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Tomlinson JS, et al. Prognostic score predicting survival after resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors - Analysis of 3851 patients. Annals of Surgery. 2008;247(3):490-500.

45.        Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Wayne JD, et al. Effect of hospital type and volume on lymph node evaluation for gastric and pancreatic cancer. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2008;143(7):671-678.

46.        Bilimoria KY, Winchester DP. The importance of worldwide cancer registration. J Surg Oncol. 2008;97(6):481-482.

47.        Bilimoria KY, Winchester DP, Sturgeon C. Re: Extent of surgery affects papillary thyroid cancer - Reply. Annals of Surgery. 2008;247(6):1083-1084.

48.        Bilimoria KY, Zanocco K, Sturgeon C. Impact of surgical treatment on outcomes for papillary thyroid cancer. Adv Surg. 2008;42:1-12.

49.        Lo DJ, Bilimoria KY, Pugh CM. Bowel complications after prolene hernia system (PHS) repair: a case report and review of the literature. Hernia. 2008;12(4):437-440.

50.        Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Bentrem DJ. Effect of body mass index on short-term outcomes after colectomy for cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008;207(3):S78-S78.

51.        Schmidt CM, Matos JM, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Lillemoe KD, Bilimoria KY. Acinar Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas in the United States: Prognostic Factors and Comparison to Ductal Adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008;12(12):2078-2086.

52.        Schmidt CM, Matos JM, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Lillemoe KD, Bilimoria KY. Predictors of survival in 865 patients with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: Survival after surgery compared to ductal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2008;134(4):A846-A847.

53.        Stitzenberg KB, Stewart A, Palis B, Bilimoria K, Minsky B, Sigurdson E. Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival for patients with Stage II colon cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15:89-89.

54.        Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, Hynes DM, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Identification of Specific Quality Improvement Opportunities for the Elderly Undergoing Gastrointestinal Surgery. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2009;144(11):1013-1020.

55.        Bilimoria KY. Extent of Surgery Affects Papillary Thyroid Cancer Reply. Annals of Surgery. 2009;249(3):550-550.

56.        Bilimoria KY, Balch CM, Wayne JD, et al. Health Care System and Socioeconomic Factors Associated With Variance in Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma in the United States. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009;27(11):1857-1863.

57.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Hansen NM, et al. Comparison of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Alone and Completion Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Node-Positive Breast Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009;27(18):2946-2953.

58.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Lillemoe KD, Talamonti MS, Ko CY, Canc ACSP. Assessment of Pancreatic Cancer Care in the United States Based on Formally Developed Quality Indicators. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2009;101(12):848-859.

59.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Rock CE, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Halverson A. Outcomes and Prognostic Factors for Squamous-Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: Analysis of Patients From the National Cancer Data Base. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009;52(4):624-631.

60.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY. Comparison of Commission on Cancer-Approved and -Nonapproved Hospitals in the United States: Implications for Studies That Use the National Cancer Data Base. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009;27(25):4177-4181.

61.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Ko CY, Bennett CL, Talamonti MS. Small Bowel Cancer in the United States Changes in Epidemiology, Treatment, and Survival Over the Lost 20 Years. Annals of Surgery. 2009;249(1):63-71.

62.        Bilimoria KY, Kmiecik TE, DaRosa DA, et al. Development of an Online Morbidity, Mortality, and Near-Miss Reporting System to Identify Patterns of Adverse Events in Surgical Patients. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2009;144(4):305-311.

63.        Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Is Laparoscopic Colectomy a Good Operation for Colon Cancer? Reply. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2009;144(3):291-291.

64.        Bilimoria KY, Phillips JD, Rock CE, Hayman A, Prystowsky JB, Bentrem DJ. Effect of Surgeon Training, Specialization, and Experience on Outcomes for Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009;16(7):1799-1808.

65.        Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko CY. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27(32):5445-5451.

66.        Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Hall BL. Development of an American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program: Morbidity and Mortality Risk Calculator for Colorectal Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;208(6):1009-1016.

67.        Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Richards K, Hall BL. Variability in Length of Stay After Colorectal Surgery Assessment of 182 Hospitals in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Annals of Surgery. 2009;250(6):901-907.

68.        Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Richards K, Hall BL. Effect of Subjective Preoperative Variables on Risk-Adjusted Assessment of Hospital Morbidity and Mortality. Annals of Surgery. 2009;249(4):682-689.

69.        Cohen ME, Dimick JB, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Richards K, Hall BL. Risk Adjustment in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: A Comparison of Logistic Versus Hierarchical Modeling. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;209(6):687-693.

70.        Frencher S, Bilimoria KY, Ko C. Bariatric Surgery Outcomes at Designated Centers of Excellence vs Nondesignated Programs INVITED CRITIQUE. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2009;144(4):325-325.

71.        Hall BL, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Investigations Using Clinical Data Registries: Observational Studies and Risk Adjustment. Surgery. 2009;145(6):602-610.

72.        Hall BL, Hamilton BH, Richards K, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ko CY. Does surgical quality improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: an evaluation of all participating hospitals. Ann Surg. 2009;250(3):363-376.

73.        Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL, Richards K, Ko CY. Can hospitals equally care for emergency and nonemergency surgical patients? A comparison of emergency and nonemergency colorectal surgery outcomes at 142 NSQIP hospitals. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;209(3):S100-S101.

74.        Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Richards K, Ko CY, Hall BL. Variability in Reoperation Rates at 182 Hospitals: A Potential Target for Quality Improvement. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;209(5):557-564.

75.        Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Bentrem DJ. Effect of Body Mass Index on Short-Term Outcomes after Colectomy for Cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;208(1):53-61.

76.        Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Ko CY. The next generation of quality assessment: Developing a specialty- and outcome-specific American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;209(3):S100-S100.

77.        Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY. Using the NCDB for Cancer Care Improvement: An Introduction to Available Quality Assessment Tools. J Surg Oncol. 2009;99(8):488-490.

78.        Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY. Risk-based selective referral for cancer surgery: a potential strategy to improve perioperative outcomes. Ann Surg. 2010;251(4):708-716.

79.        Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, et al. Effect of Postdischarge Morbidity and Mortality on Comparisons of Hospital Surgical Quality. Annals of Surgery. 2010;252(1):183-190.

80.        Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, et al. Comparison of Outlier Identification Methods in Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Programs. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010;14(10):1600-1606.

81.        Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Richards K, Hall BL. Variability in Length of Stay After Colorectal Surgery: Assessment of 182 Hospitals in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Reply. Annals of Surgery. 2010;252(5):892-892.

82.        Howard TJ, Carroll JE, Bilimoria KY. Redefining Mortality After Pancreatic Cancer Resection Discussion. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010;14(11):1708-1708.

83.        Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, et al. Association of Surgical Care Improvement Project Infection-Related Process Measure Compliance with Risk-Adjusted Outcomes: Implications for Quality Measurement. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010;211(6):705-714.

84.        Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, et al. Comparison of Hospital Performance in Nonemergency Versus Emergency Colorectal Operations at 142 Hospitals. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010;210(2):155-165.

85.        Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, et al. Effect of Delay to Operation on Outcomes in Adults With Acute Appendicitis. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2010;145(9):886-892.

86.        Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Pritts TA, Ko CY, Esposito TJ. Comparison of outcomes after laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for acute appendicitis at 222 ACS NSQIP hospitals. Surgery. 2010;148(4):625-635.

87.        Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, et al. Comparison of 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery procedures: Potential for targeted improvement. Surgery. 2010;148(2):217-238.

88.        Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. A common question revisited: Can differences in clinical severity explain the volume-outcome relationship? Surgery. 2010;147(5):610-611.

89.        Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Barnett CC, Caprini JA, Bentrem DJ. Post-discharge venous thromboembolism in surgical oncology: Extending the case for extended prophylaxis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010;211(3):S96-S96.

90.        Parikh P, Shiloach M, Cohen ME, et al. Pancreatectomy risk calculator: an ACS-NSQIP resource. Hpb. 2010;12(7):488-497.

91.        Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, et al. Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma in Children and Adolescents. J Surg Oncol. 2010;102(6):634-639.

92.        Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, et al. Nodal Evaluation in Wilms' Tumors Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. Annals of Surgery. 2010;251(3):559-565.

93.        Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS. Quality Improvement for Pancreatic Cancer Care: Is Regionalization a Feasible and Effective Mechanism? Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2010;19(2):371-+.

94.        Weber S, Bilimoria KY. Comparison of Outlier Identification Methods in Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Programs Discussion. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010;14(10):1606-1607.

95.        Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Tomlinson JS, et al. Wait times for cancer surgery in the United States: trends and predictors of delays. Ann Surg. 2011;253(4):779-785.

96.        Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP, Wayne JD, et al. Evolution of multimodality management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(4).

97.        Bilimoria KY, Wang X, Cohen ME, et al. Do cancer centers need to assess quality and outcomes? Introducing a customized ACS-NSQIP for oncology (Onc-NSQIP). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(4).

98.        Haigh PI, Bilimoria KY, DiFronzo LA. Early Postoperative Outcomes After Pancreaticoduodenectomy in the Elderly. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2011;146(6):715-723.

99.        Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL. Interpretation of the C-Statistic in the Context of ACS-NSQIP Models. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011;18:S295-S295.

100.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter M, et al. Room for improvement? The adoption of multimodal esophageal cancer care in the United States. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(4).

101.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, et al. Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism After Cancer Surgery Extending the Case for Extended Prophylaxis. Annals of Surgery. 2011;254(1):131-137.

102.      Yi M, Mittendorf EA, Buchholz TA, et al. A novel staging system for disease-specific survival in patients with breast cancer treated with surgery as the first intervention. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(27).

103.      Abbott DE, Merkow RP, Cantor SB, et al. Cost-effectiveness of Treatment Strategies for Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma and Potential Opportunities for Improvement. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(12):3659-3667.

104.      Abbott DE, Merkow RP, Cantor SB, et al. Is Treating Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma Too Costly? Cost-effectiveness and Opportunities for Improvement. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19:S40-S40.

105.      Bilimoria K, Ko CY. Clinical scholars in residence program: A beneficial experience for surgical residents and the ACS. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012;97(2):51-52.

106.      Bilimoria KY. Moving beyond guidelines to ensure high-quality cancer care in the United States. J Oncol Pract. 2012;8(4):e67-68.

107.      Bilimoria KY. Advancing the Quality of Pancreatic Cancer Care. 2012.

108.      Bilimoria KY. Importance of Quality Metrics for Providing High Quality Melanoma Care. 2012.

109.      Bilimoria KY, Wayne JD, Merkow RP, et al. Incorporation of Adjuvant Therapy into the Multimodality Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors of the Stomach in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(1):184-191.

110.      Chow G, Hanwright PJ, McNichols CH, et al. Comparison of prosthetic and autogenous breast reconstruction: A multi-instituional analysis of postoperative complications. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;215(3):S89-S90.

111.      Chow WB, Merkow RP, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Association Between Postoperative Complications and Reoperation for Patients Undergoing Geriatric Surgery and the Effect of Reoperation on Mortality. Am Surgeon. 2012;78(10):1137-1142.

112.      Kneuertz PJ, Pitt HA, Bilimoria KY, et al. Risk of Morbidity and Mortality Following Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16(9):1727-1735.

113.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Can we measure the quality of complex cancer surgery? Comparison of patients and outcomes at National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Centers (NCI-CC) vs. Non-NCI centers. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;215(3):S104-S104.

114.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Mulcahy MF, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of postoperative complications on adjuvant chemotherapy use in stage III colon cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30(15).

115.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. Currently Available Quality Improvement Initiatives in Surgical Oncology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012;21(3):367-+.

116.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Chow WB, et al. Variation in Lymph Node Examination After Esophagectomy for Cancer in the United States. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2012;147(6):505-511.

117.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, et al. Effect of histologic subtype on treatment and outcomes for esophageal cancer in the United States. Cancer. 2012;118(13):3268-3276.

118.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Use of Multimodality Neoadjuvant Therapy for Esophageal Cancer in the United States: Assessment of 987 Hospitals. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(2):357-364.

119.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, et al. Short-term Outcomes After Esophagectomy at 164 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Hospitals Effect of Operative Approach and Hospital-Level Variation. Arch Surg-Chicago. 2012;147(11):1009-1016.

120.      Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, et al. Relevance of the C-Statistic When Evaluating Risk-Adjustment Models in Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;214(5):822-830.

121.      Merkow RP, Kmiecik TE, Bentrem DJ, et al. Do Cancer-specific Variables Improve Risk-adjusted Hospital Quality Comparisons? Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19:S6-S6.

122.      Nguyen KT, Gart MS, Smetona JT, Aggarwal A, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. The relationship between relative value units and outcomes: a multivariate analysis of plastic surgery procedures. Eplasty. 2012;12:e60.

123.      Phillips JD, Merkow RP, Sherman KL, DeCamp MM, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Factors Affecting Selection of Operative Approach and Subsequent Short-Term Outcomes after Anatomic Resection for Lung Cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;215(2):206-215.

124.      Sellers MM, Merkow RP, Halverson A, et al. Validation of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) new readmission variables. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;215(3):S98-S98.

125.      Abbott DE, Tzeng CWD, Merkow RP, et al. The Cost-Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation is Superior to a Surgery-First Approach in the Treatment of Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:S500-S508.

126.      Bilimoria K, Ko CY. ACS Clinical Scholars-in-Residence Program offers unique research and educational opportunity. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013;98(3):72-73.

127.      Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Ju MH, et al. Evaluation of surveillance bias and the validity of the venous thromboembolism quality measure. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2013;310(14):1482-1489.

128.      Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Soper NJ. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Intraoperative Cholangiograms, and Common Duct Injuries. Jama-J Am Med Assoc. 2013;310(8):801-802.

129.      Bilimoria KY, Liu Y, Paruch JL, et al. Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(5):833-842 e831-833.

130.      Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, et al. Optimizing ACS NSQIP modeling for evaluation of surgical quality and risk: patient risk adjustment, procedure mix adjustment, shrinkage adjustment, and surgical focus. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(2):336-346 e331.

131.      Davila AA, Mioton LM, Chow G, et al. Immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstruction compared with one-stage permanent implant breast reconstruction: A multi-institutional comparison of short-term complications. J Plast Surg Hand Su. 2013;47(5):344-349.

132.      Davila AA, Seth AK, Wang E, et al. Human Acellular Dermis versus Submuscular Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction: A Multivariate Analysis of Short-Term Complications. Arch Plast Surg. 2013;40(1):19-27.

133.      Hanwright PJ, Davila AA, Hirsch EM, et al. The differential effect of BMI on prosthetic versus autogenous breast reconstruction: A multivariate analysis of 12,986 patients. Breast. 2013;22(5):938-945.

134.      Hanwright PJ, Davila AA, Mioton LM, Fine NA, Bilimoria KY, Kim JYS. A predictive model of risk and outcomes in tissue expander reconstruction: A multivariate analysis of 9786 patients. J Plast Surg Hand Su. 2013;47(6):513-518.

135.      Hanwright PJ, Hirsch EM, Seth AK, et al. A Multi-Institutional Perspective of Complication Rates for Elective Nonreconstructive Breast Surgery: An Analysis of NSQIP Data From 2006 to 2010. Aesthet Surg J. 2013;33(3):378-386.

136.      Hanwright PJ, Mioton LM, Thomassee MS, et al. Risk Profiles and Outcomes of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Compared With Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2013;121(4):781-787.

137.      Ju MH, Chung JW, Eskandari MK, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Do Hospital Quality Comparisons for Venous Thromboembolism Make Sense? Association Between Hospital Characteristics and Publicly Reported VTE Process and Outcome Measure Performances. J Vasc Surg. 2013;57(5):73s-73s.

138.      Ju MH, Merkow RP, Eskandari MK, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Characterization of readmissions after major vascular procedures. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(3):S158-S159.

139.      Kester BS, Wayne JD, Ross MI, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. An Opportunity to Ensure High-Quality Melanoma Care Through the Use of a Preoperative Treatment Algorithm. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(12):3976-3983.

140.      Khavanin N, Lovecchio FC, Hanwright PJ, et al. The influence of BMI on perioperative morbidity following abdominal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;208(6).

141.      Khavanin N, Mlodinow A, Milad MP, Bilimoria KY, Kim JYS. Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes in Outpatient and Inpatient Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. J Minim Invas Gyn. 2013;20(5):604-610.

142.      Lynch TS, Saltzman MD, Ghodasra JH, Bilimoria KY, Bowen MK, Nuber GW. Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries in the National Football League Epidemiology and Management. Am J Sport Med. 2013;41(12):2904-2908.

143.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Chung JW, Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Differences in Patients, Surgical Complexity, and Outcomes After Cancer Surgery at National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers Compared to Other Hospitals. Med Care. 2013;51(7):606-613.

144.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, et al. Effect of Cancer Surgery Complexity on Short-Term Outcomes, Risk Predictions, and Hospital Comparisons. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(4):685-693.

145.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Mulcahy MF, et al. Effect of Postoperative Complications on Adjuvant Chemotherapy Use for Stage III Colon Cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2013;258(6):847-853.

146.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Pitt HA, et al. Should Margin Status Be Monitored as an Outcome Following Pancreatic Cancer Surgery? Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:S27-S27.

147.      Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Winchester DP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of Including Cancer-Specific Variables on Risk-Adjusted Hospital Surgical Quality Comparisons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(6):1766-1773.

148.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Surgical Quality Measurement An Evolving Science. Jama Surg. 2013;148(7):586-587.

149.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Sherman KL, McCarter MD, Gordon HS, Bentrem DJ. Efficiency of colorectal cancer care among veterans: analysis of treatment wait times at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. J Oncol Pract. 2013;9(4):e154-163.

150.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, et al. Postoperative Complications Reduce Adjuvant Chemotherapy Use in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:S27-S28.

151.      Merkow RP, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ, Paruch JL, Bilimoria KY. Is Cancer Center Accreditation Associated with Improved Hospital Performance on Publicly Reported Quality Metrics? Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:S7-S7.

152.      Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, et al. Validity and Feasibility of the American College of Surgeons Colectomy Composite Outcome Quality Measure. Annals of Surgery. 2013;257(3):483-489.

153.      Merkow RP, Kmiecik TE, Bentrem DJ, et al. Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes. Cancer. 2013;119(7):1412-1419.

154.      Mioton LM, Jordan SW, Hanwright PJ, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. The Relationship between Preoperative Wound Classification and Postoperative Infection: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of 15,289 Patients. Arch Plast Surg. 2013;40(5):522-529.

155.      Mioton LM, Smetona JT, Hanwright PJ, et al. Comparing thirty-day outcomes in prosthetic and autologous breast reconstruction: A multivariate analysis of 13,082 patients? J Plast Reconstr Aes. 2013;66(7):917-925.

156.      Paruch J, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, et al. Can the complexity of hepatectomy be captured better? impact of secondary CPT codes on outcomes and hospital quality rankings. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(3):S111-S111.

157.      Paruch JL, Merkow RP, Ju MH, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. The effect of guidelines, policy initiatives, and feedback tools on hospital adherence with the 12-node measure for colon cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2013;31(31).

158.      Paruch JL, Merkow RP, Stewart A, et al. Do Hospitals Need Cancer-specific Quality Comparisons? Assessment of Performance for Cancer Versus Non-cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:S25-S25.

159.      Sellers MM, Hanson K, Schuller M, et al. Development and Participant Assessment of a Practical Quality Improvement Educational Initiative for Surgical Residents. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;216(6):1207-+.

160.      Sellers MM, Merkow RP, Halverson A, et al. Validation of New Readmission Data in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;216(3):420-427.

161.      Sherman KL, Gordon EJ, Mahvi DM, et al. Surgeons' Perceptions of Public Reporting of Hospital and Individual Surgeon Quality. Med Care. 2013;51(12):1069-1075.

162.      Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, et al. Treatment Trends and Predictors of Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(2):362-370.

163.      Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Keswani RN, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Current Utilization of Endoscopic Resection and Risk of Lymph Node Metastases for Early Gastric Cancer in the US. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20:S135-S136.

164.      Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Shah AM, Wang CE, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Assessment of Advanced Gastric Cancer Management in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(7):2124-2131.

165.      Sherman KL, Wayne JD, Agulnik M, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Assessment of multimodality therapy use for extremity sarcoma in the United States. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2013;31(15).

166.      Sherman KL, Wayne JD, Bilimoria KY. Overcoming Specialty Bias. Jama Surg. 2013;148(7):640-640.

167.      Bilimoria KY, Cella D, Butt Z. Current Challenges in Using Patient-Reported Outcomes for Surgical Care and Performance Measurement Everybody Wants to Hear From the Patient, but Are We Ready to Listen? Jama Surg. 2014;149(6):505-506.

168.      Chung JW, Ju MH, Kinnier CV, Haut ER, Baker DW, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation of hospital factors associated with hospital postoperative venous thromboembolism imaging utilisation practices. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23(11):947-956.

169.      Chung JW, Sohn MW, Merkow RP, et al. Development of a Composite Measure of State-Level Malpractice Environment. Health Serv Res. 2014;49(2):751-766.

170.      Dahlke AR, Chung JW, Holl JL, et al. Evaluation of Initial Participation in Public Reporting of American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Outcomes on Medicare's Hospital Compare Website. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;218(3):374-+.

171.      Dahlke AR, Merkow RP, Chung JW, et al. Comparison of postoperative complication risk prediction approaches based on factors known preoperatively to surgeons versus patients. Surgery. 2014;156(1):39-45.

172.      Halverson AL, Sellers MM, Bilimoria KY, et al. Identification of Process Measures to Reduce Postoperative Readmission. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014;18(8):1407-1415.

173.      Hinami K, Bilimoria KY, Kallas PG, Simons YM, Christensen NP, Williams MV. Patient experiences after hospitalizations for elective surgery. Am J Surg. 2014;207(6):855-862.

174.      In H, Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, et al. Cancer Recurrence: An Important but Missing Variable in National Cancer Registries. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;21(5):1520-1529.

175.      Ju MH, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, et al. Association Between Hospital Imaging Use and Venous Thromboembolism Events Rates Based on Clinical Data. Annals of Surgery. 2014;260(3):558-566.

176.      Ju MH, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, et al. Effect of Wound Classification on Risk Adjustment in American College of Surgeons NSQIP. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;219(3):371-+.

177.      Ju MH, Eskandari MK, Pearce W, et al. Contemporary Results of Carotid Endarterectomy: Is it a Beneficial Procedure for Women? J Vasc Surg. 2014;59(6):61s-62s.

178.      Kester BS, Merkow RP, Ju MH, et al. Effect of Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism on Hospital Quality Comparisons Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96a(17):1476-1484.

179.      Khavanin N, Kim JY, Davila AA, et al. Abstract 46: The BRA Score: Creating a General Risk Calculator for Breast Reconstruction Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014;133(3 Suppl):56-57.

180.      Khavanin N, Kim JY, Mlodinow AS, et al. Individual Risk of Medical Complications: Application of the Breast Reconstruction Risk Assessment Score. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;21:68-69.

181.      Khavanin N, Mlodinow A, Milad MP, Bilimoria KY, Kim JYS. Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes in Outpatient and Inpatient Laparoscopic Hysterectomy EDITORIAL COMMENT. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2014;69(1):17-18.

182.      Kinnier CV, Asare EA, Mohanty S, Paruch JL, Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY. Risk Prediction Tools in Surgical Oncology. J Surg Oncol. 2014;110(5):500-508.

183.      Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. The need to revisit VTE quality measures. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2014;312(3):286-287.

184.      Kinnier CV, Chung JW, Paruch JL, et al. Does Hospital Proficiency Vary for Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies? An Evaluation of Hospital-Level Adjusted Node Positivity Rates and Outcomes. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;219(3):S99-S99.

185.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Reply to Letter: "Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Colorectal Cancer Resection: A UK Perspective". Ann Surg. 2014.

186.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, et al. National Assessment of Margin Status as a Quality Indicator after Pancreatic Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;21(4):1067-1074.

187.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Keswani RN, et al. Treatment Trends, Risk of Lymph Node Metastasis, and Outcomes for Localized Esophageal Cancer. Jnci-J Natl Cancer I. 2014;106(7).

188.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Sohn MW, et al. Adherence With Postdischarge Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis Recommendations After Colorectal Cancer Surgery Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. Annals of Surgery. 2014;260(1):103-108.

189.      Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, et al. Postoperative Complications Reduce Adjuvant Chemotherapy Use in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2014;260(2):372-377.

190.      Merkow RP, Chung JW, Paruch JL, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Relationship Between Cancer Center Accreditation and Performance on Publicly Reported Quality Measures. Annals of Surgery. 2014;259(6):1091-1097.

191.      Minami CA, Chung JW, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY. Impact of Medical Malpractice Environment on Surgical Quality and Outcomes. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;218(2):271-+.

192.      Mohanty S, Bilimoria KY. Comparing national cancer registries: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) program. J Surg Oncol. 2014;109(7):629-630.

193.      Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. A Case for Improving Measurement of Intraoperative Iatrogenic Injuries. Jama Surg. 2014;149(9):887-888.

194.      Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. An Opportunity to Improve Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making: The Role of the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator in Oncology. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;21(1):5-7.

195.      Paruch JL, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, et al. Impact of Hepatectomy Surgical Complexity on Outcomes and Hospital Quality Rankings. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;21(6):1773-1780.

196.      Rajaram R, Chung JW, Jones AT, et al. Association of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reform with general surgery patient outcomes and with resident examination performance. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2014;312(22):2374-2384.

197.      Rajaram R, Paruch JL, Holl JL, et al. Impact of recent clinical trials on the use of chemotherapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer in the United States. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014;32(15).

198.      Rajaram R, Paruch JL, Palis B, et al. Are Patients Traveling Farther for Complex Cancer Surgery? An Evaluation of Patient Travel Time and the Impact of High-Volume Hospitals. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;219(3):S106-S107.

199.      Robinson JK, Gaber R, Hultgren B, et al. Skin self-examination education for early detection of melanoma: a randomized controlled trial of Internet, workbook, and in-person interventions. J Med Internet Res. 2014;16(1):e7.

200.      Robinson JK, Hultgren B, Stapleton J, et al. Early Detection of Melanoma by Skin Self-Examination: A Randomized Trial of Internet, Workbook and in-Person Interventions. Ann Behav Med. 2014;47:S9-S9.

201.      Segal CG, Waller DK, Tilley B, Piller L, Bilimoria K. An evaluation of differences in risk factors for individual types of surgical site infections after colon surgery. Surgery. 2014;156(5):1253-1260.

202.      Sherman KL, Kinnier CV, Farina DA, et al. Examination of National Lymph Node Evaluation Practices for Adult Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma. J Surg Oncol. 2014;110(6):682-688.

203.      Sherman KL, Wayne JD, Chung J, et al. Assessment of multimodality therapy use for extremity sarcoma in the United States. J Surg Oncol. 2014;109(5):395-404.

204.      Asare EA, Bilimoria KY, Greene FL. Beyond Anatomic Staging for Cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2015;111(3):249-250.

205.      Asare EA, Liu L, Hess KR, et al. Development of a model to predict breast cancer survival using data from the National Cancer Data Base. Surgery. 2015.

206.      Berger ER, Cohen ME, Liu YM, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL, Ko CY. Which Surgical Outcomes Are Easiest to Improve? An Analysis of 6 Major American College of Surgeons NSQIP Outcomes Over Time. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S136-S136.

207.      Berger ER, Greenberg CC, Bilimoria KY. Challenges in Reducing Surgical "Never Events". JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2015;314(13):1386-1387.

208.      Berger ER, O'Leary KJ, Johnson JK, et al. Are Hospital Surgical Quality Teams Well Versed in Carrying out Quality and Process Improvement Initiatives: A Baseline Assessment of Quality Improvement Knowledge at 55 Illinois Hospitals. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S122-S122.

209.      Berger ER, Yao K, Liederbach E, Winchester DP, Bilimoria KY. Are the ACOSOG Z011 Findings Being Incorporated into Practice Nationally? An Initial Assessment of Practice Patterns in the US Since Publication of the Trial Results. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S18-S18.

210.      Berian J, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY. Hospital-Level Variation in Anastomotic Leak after Colectomy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S127-S127.

211.      Bilimoria KY. Facilitating Quality Improvement: Pushing the Pendulum Back Toward Process Measures. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2015;314(13):1333-1334.

212.      Bilimoria KY, Hoyt DB, Lewis F. Making the Case for Investigating Flexibility in Duty Hour Limits for Surgical Residents. Jama Surg. 2015;150(6):503-504.

213.      Bilimoria KY, Minami CA, Mahvi DM. Comparative Effectiveness in Surgical Oncology. 2015.

214.      Chung JW, Ju MH, Kinnier CV, Sohn MW, Bilimoria KY. Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Outcomes Measure Analytic Exploration of Potential Misclassification of Hospital Quality Due to Surveillance Bias. Annals of Surgery. 2015;261(3):443-444.

215.      Friedberg MW, Bilimoria KY, Pronovost PJ, Shahian DM, Damberg CL, Zaslavsky AM. Response to ProPublica’s Rebuttal of Our Critique of the Surgeon Scorecard. 2015.

216.      Friedberg MW, Pronovost PJ, Shahian DM, et al. A Methodological Critique of the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard. 2015.

217.      Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, et al. Safety and Feasibility of Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients with Melanoma (SAFE-MILND). Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22:S22-S22.

218.      Ju MH, Ko CY, Hall BL, Bosk CL, Bilimoria KY, Wick EC. A Comparison of 2 Surgical Site Infection Monitoring Systems. Jama Surg. 2015;150(1):51-57.

219.      Kinnier CV, Chung JW, Bilimoria KY. Approaches to answering critical CER questions. Cancer Treat Res. 2015;164:1-14.

220.      Kinnier CV, Ju MH, Kmiecik TE, et al. Development of a Novel Composite Process Measure for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S123-S123.

221.      Kinnier CV, Paruch JL, Dahlke AR, et al. Adjusted Hospital Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity Rates in Melanoma. 2015.

222.      Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, et al. Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2015;313(5):483-495.

223.      Minami C, Feinglass JM, Bilimoria KY, Strauss J, Rydzewski N, Hansen NM. Are We Failing to Treat? Trends in the Omission of XRT after Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22:S55-S55.

224.      Minami CA, Bilimoria KY. Are Higher Hospital Venous Thromboembolism Rates an Indicator of Better Quality?: Evaluation of the Validity of a Hospital Quality Measure. Adv Surg. 2015;49(1):185-204.

225.      Minami CA, Bilimoria KY. Separating the Need for Intraoperative Consultation From the Fear of Out-of-Network Billing The Myth of Drive-by Doctoring. Jama Surg. 2015;150(5):386-387.

226.      Minami CA, Bilimoria KY. Databases as Vehicles for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2015;13(12):1585-1588.

227.      Minami CA, Dahlke A, Bilimoria KY. Public Reporting in Surgery An Emerging Opportunity to Improve Care and Inform Patients. Annals of Surgery. 2015;261(2):241-242.

228.      Minami CA, Hansen N, Strauss JB, et al. Evaluation of the new Commission on Cancer Quality measure for post-mastectomy radiation treatment for breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2015;33(15).

229.      Mohanty S, Cohen M, Bilimoria KY. Genuflecting to Hospital Variation in Home Discharge-Reply. Jama Surg. 2015.

230.      Mohanty S, Kinnier CV, Bilimoria KY. Patient Satisfaction, Outcomes, and the Need for Cancer-Specific Quality Metrics. Jnci-J Natl Cancer I. 2015;107(3).

231.      Mohanty S, Liu YM, Paruch JL, et al. Risk of Discharge to Postacute Care A Patient-Centered Outcome for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator. Jama Surg. 2015;150(5):480-484.

232.      Mohanty S, Paruch J, Bilimoria KY, Cohen M, Strong VE, Weber SM. Impact of gastrectomy procedural complexity on surgical outcomes and hospital comparisons. Surgery. 2015;158(2):522-528.

233.      Mohanty S, Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY, Pawlik TM, Bentrem D. Changing Treatment Patterns of Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22:S100-S100.

234.      Mohanty S, Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY, Salem R, Pawlik TM, Bentrem DJ. Assessment of non‐surgical versus surgical therapy for localized hepatocellular carcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2015.

235.      Mohanty S, Robinson TN, Cooper Z, et al. Surrogate Consent for Surgery Forecasts Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and High Mortality. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S84-S84.

236.      Rajaram R, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Concerns about using the patient safety indicator-90 composite in pay-for-performance programs. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2015;313(9):897-898.

237.      Rajaram R, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Flaws in Patient Safety Measures Reply. Jama-J Am Med Assoc. 2015;313(24):2495-2495.

238.      Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY. JAMA PATIENT PAGE. Medicare. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2015;314(4):420.

239.      Rajaram R, Chung JW, Cohen ME, et al. Association of the 2011 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform with Postoperative Patient Outcomes in Surgical Specialties. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(3):748-757.

240.      Rajaram R, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, et al. Hospital Characteristics Associated With Penalties in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. Jama-J Am Med Assoc. 2015;314(4):375-383.

241.      Rajaram R, Ju MH, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, DeCamp MM. National evaluation of hospital readmission after pulmonary resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015.

242.      Rajaram R, Paruch JL, Mohanty S, et al. Patterns and Predictors of Chemotherapy Use for Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2015.

243.      Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Kim Y, et al. Patterns of care among patients undergoing hepatic resection: a query of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-targeted hepatectomy database. J Surg Res. 2015;196(2):221-228.

244.      Yadlapati R, Gawron AJ, Bilimoria K, et al. Development of Quality Measures for the Care of Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Clin Gastroenterol H. 2015;13(5):874-U569.

245.      Yadlapati R, Gawron AJ, Keswani RN, et al. Identification of Quality Measures for Performance of and Interpretation of Data From Esophageal Manometry. Clin Gastroenterol H. 2015.

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