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, Ko CY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS. National failure to operate on early stage pancreatic cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2007;246(2):173-80.

2.         Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS, Sturgeon C. Extent of surgery affects survival for papillary thyroid cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2007;246(3):375-84.

3.         Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Talamonti MS, Winchester DP, Russell TR, Ko CY. Lymph node evaluation as a colon cancer quality measure: a national hospital report card. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2008;100(18):1310-7.

4.         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):848-59.

5.         Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko CY. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009;27(32):5445-51.

6.         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. Annals of Surgery. 2010;251(4):708-16.

7.         Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Bentrem DJ, Richards K, Hall BL, Ko CY. Effect of postdischarge morbidity and mortality on comparisons of hospital surgical quality. Annals of Surgery. 2010;252(1):183-90.

8.         Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Ju MH, Haut ER, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Baker DW. Evaluation of surveillance bias and the validity of the venous thromboembolism quality measure. JAMA. 2013;310(14):1482-9.

9.         Bilimoria KY, Liu YM, Paruch JL, Zhou L, Kmiecik TE, Ko CY, Cohen ME. 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-+.

10.        Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Zhou L, Huffman K, Wang X, Liu YM, Kraemer K, Meng XJ, Merkow R, Chow W, Matel B, Richards K, Hart AJ, Dimick JB, Hall BL. 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-+.

11.        Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. The need to revisit VTE quality measures. JAMA. 2014;312(3):286-7.

12.        Rajaram R, Chung JW, Jones AT, Cohen ME, Dahlke AR, Ko CY, Tarpley JL, Lewis FR, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Association of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reform with general surgery patient outcomes and with resident examination performance. JAMA. 2014;312(22):2374-84.

13.        Berger ER, Greenberg CC, Bilimoria KY. Challenges in Reducing Surgical "Never Events". JAMA. 2015;314(13):1386-7.

14.        Bilimoria KY. Facilitating Quality Improvement: Pushing the Pendulum Back Toward Process Measures. JAMA. 2015;314(13):1333-4.

15.        Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Williams MV, Tsai TC, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States. JAMA. 2015;313(5):483-95.

16.        Rajaram R, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Concerns about using the patient safety indicator-90 composite in pay-for-performance programs. JAMA. 2015;313(9):897-8.

17.        Rajaram R, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Mohanty S, Pavey ES, McHugh MC, Bilimoria KY. Hospital Characteristics Associated With Penalties in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. JAMA. 2015;314(4):375-83.

18.        Bilimoria KY, Barnard C. The New CMS Hospital Quality Star Ratings: The Stars Are Not Aligned. JAMA. 2016;316(17):1761-2.

19.        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. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016;374(8):713-27.

20.        Yang AD, Bilimoria KY. Accurately Measuring Hospital Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Efforts. JAMA. 2016;315(19):2113-4.

Original Articles (Peer Reviewed)   

1.         Heppner C, Bilimoria K, Agarwal S, Kester M, Whitty L, Guru S, Chandrasekharappa S, Collins F, Spiegel A. Identification of proteins interacting with the MEN1 gene product menin. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes. 2001;109:S16-S.

2.         Heppner C, Bilimoria KY, Agarwal SK, Kester M, Whitty LJ, Guru SC, Chandrasekharappa SC, Collins FS, Spiegel AM, Marx SJ, Burns AL. The tumor suppressor protein menin interacts with NF-kappaB proteins and inhibits NF-kappaB-mediated transactivation. Oncogene. 2001;20(36):4917-25.

3.         Bilimoria KY, Eagan RK, Rex DK. Colonoscopic identification of a foreign body causing an hepatic abscess. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2003;37(1):82-5.

4.         Bilimoria KY, Pescovitz OH, DiMeglio LA. Autoimmune thyroid dysfunction in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: screening guidelines based on a retrospective analysis. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2003;16(8):1111-7.

5.         Bilimoria KY, Rothenberg JM. Prenatal diagnosis of a trisomy 7/maternal uniparental heterodisomy 7 mosaic fetus. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2003;118a(1):60-3.

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-S3.

7.         Bilimoria K, Palis B, Bentrem D, Stewart A, Freel A, McGory M, Talamonti M, Ko C. Adequacy of nodal evaluation for colon cancers: Does side matter? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2007;50(5):711-2.

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-S.

9.         Bilimoria K, Sturgis C, Liptay M. Metastatic breast cancer and lung cancer within the same lymph node. International Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2007;15(2):169.

10.       Bilimoria K, Tomlinson J, Ko C, Talamonti M, Bentrem D. Prognostic factors for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Analysis of 5,045 patients. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(4):A842-A.

11.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Ritchey J, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS. Validation of the 6th edition AJCC Pancreatic Cancer Staging System: report from the National Cancer Database. Cancer. 2007;110(4):738-44.

12.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS. National failure to operate on early stage pancreatic cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2007;246(2):173-80.

13.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS, Sturgeon C. Extent of surgery affects survival for papillary thyroid cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2007;246(3):375-81; discussion 81-4.

14.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS. Multimodality therapy for pancreatic cancer in the U.S. : utilization, outcomes, and the effect of hospital volume. Cancer. 2007;110(6):1227-34.

15.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Linn JG, Freel A, Yeh JJ, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Talamonti MS, Sturgeon C. Utilization of total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer in the United States. Surgery. 2007;142(6):906-13; discussion 13.e1-2.

16.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Talamonti MS. Application of the pancreatic adenocarcinoma staging system to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007;205(4):558-63.

17.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Prystowsky JB, Talamonti MS. Quality of pancreatic cancer care at Veterans Administration compared with non-Veterans Administration hospitals. American Journal of Surgery. 2007;194(5):588-93.

18.       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. Archives of Surgery. 2007;142(5):441-5; discussion 5-7.

19.       Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Tomlinson JS, Gay EG, Ko CY, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ. Impact of adjuvant radiation on survival: a note of caution when using cancer registry data to evaluate adjuvant treatments. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2007;14(12):3321-7.

20.       Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ. Clinicopathologic features and treatment trends of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: analysis of 9,821 patients. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007;11(11):1460-7; discussion 7-9.

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. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2007;84(5):1717-23.

22.       Freel A, Bilimoria K, Jones R, Ko C. Can operative time serve as a quality measure in surgical oncology? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2007;14(2):57-.

23.       Freel A, Bilimoria K, Turrentine F, Simpson V, Ko C, Jones R. 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-S.

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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2007;14(10):2918-27.

25.       Schmidt C, Bilimoria K, Lillemoe K, Chen H, Clary B. Clinicopathologic features and treatment trends of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Analysis of 9,821 patients - Discussion. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007;11(11):1467-9.

26.       Bilimoria K, Bentrem D, Balch C, Ko C, Lange J, Winchester D, Talamonti M, Wayne J. Completion lymph node dissection for melanoma in the United States: Widely recommended, variably utilized. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15:11.

27.       Bilimoria K, Bentrem D, Feinglass J, Stewart A, Winchester D, Talamonti M, Ko C. Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives in the United States: Comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15:18-9.

28.       Bilimoria K, Bentrem D, Ko C, Winchester D, Stewart A, Talamonti M, Halverson A. Anal cancer in the United States: Utilization and outcomes of recommended treatment. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15:21-2.

29.       Bilimoria K, Bentrem D, Linn J, Freel A, Yeh J, Stewart A, Winchester D, Ko C, Talamonti M, Sturgeon C. Utilization of total thyroidectomy for papillary thy roid cancer in the United States (vol 142, pg 906, 2007). Surgery. 2008;143(2):302-.

30.       Bilimoria K, Bentrem D, Nelson H, Stryker S, Ko C, Soper N. Short-term outcomes after laparoscopic-assisted compared to open colectomy for cancer. Gastroenterology. 2008;134(4):A859-A.

31.       Bilimoria K, Winchester D, Sturgeon C. Re: Extent of surgery affects papillary thyroid cancer - Reply. Annals of Surgery. 2008;247(6):1083-4.

32.       Bilimoria KY, Balch CM, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Ko CY, Lange JR, Winchester DP, Wayne JD. Complete lymph node dissection for sentinel node-positive melanoma: assessment of practice patterns in the United States. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15(6):1566-76.

33.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Feinglass JM, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS, Ko CY. Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives: comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008;26(28):4626-33.

34.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS, Halverson AL. Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal: utilization and outcomes of recommended treatment in the United States. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15(7):1948-58.

35.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Nelson H, Wang E, Ko CY, Soper NJ. Laparoscopic-assisted vs. open colectomy for cancer: comparison of short-term outcomes from 121 hospitals. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2008;12(11):2001-9.

36.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Nelson H, Stryker SJ, Stewart AK, Soper NJ, Russell TR, Ko CY. Use and outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colectomy for cancer in the United States. Archives of Surgery. 2008;143(9):832-9; discussion 9-40.

37.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Talamonti MS, Winchester DP, Russell TR, Ko CY. Lymph node evaluation as a colon cancer quality measure: a national hospital report card. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2008;100(18):1310-7.

38.       Bilimoria KY, Palis B, Stewart AK, Bentrem DJ, Freel AC, Sigurdson ER, Talamonti MS, Ko CY. Impact of tumor location on nodal evaluation for colon cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2008;51(2):154-61.

39.       Bilimoria KY, Shen WT, Elaraj D, Bentrem DJ, Winchester DJ, Kebebew E, Sturgeon C. Adrenocortical carcinoma in the United States: treatment utilization and prognostic factors. Cancer. 2008;113(11):3130-6.

40.       Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Edge SB, Ko CY. Lymph node examination rate, survival rate, and quality of care in colon cancer. JAMA. 2008;299(8):896; author reply 7-8.

41.       Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Palis BE, Bentrem 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):247-54.

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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15(3):683-90.

43.       Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Sener SF, Bilimoria MM, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Effect of hospital volume on margin status after pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008;207(4):510-9.

44.       Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. 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, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Effect of hospital type and volume on lymph node evaluation for gastric and pancreatic cancer. Archives of Surgery. 2008;143(7):671-8; discussion 8.

46.       Bilimoria KY, Winchester DP. The importance of worldwide cancer registration. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2008;97(6):481-2.

47.       Bilimoria KY, Zanocco K, Sturgeon C. Impact of surgical treatment on outcomes for papillary thyroid cancer. Advances in Surgery. 2008;42:1-12.

48.       Lo DJ, Bilimoria KY, Pugh CM. Bowel complications after prolene hernia system (PHS) repair: a case report and review of the literature. Hernia: The Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery. 2008;12(4):437-40.

49.       Schmidt C, Matos J, Bentrem D, Talamonti M, Lillemoe K, Bilimoria K. 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-A7.

50.       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. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2008;12(12):2078-86.

51.       Stitzenberg K, Stewart A, Palis B, Bilimoria K, Minsky B, Sigurdson E. Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival for patients with Stage II colon cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008;15:89-.

52.       Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, Hynes DM, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Identification of specific quality improvement opportunities for the elderly undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Archives of Surgery. 2009;144(11):1013-20.

53.       Bilimoria K. Extent of Surgery Affects Papillary Thyroid Cancer Reply. Annals of Surgery. 2009;249(3):500-.

54.       Bilimoria K, Ko C. Is Laparoscopic Colectomy a Good Operation for Colon Cancer? Reply. Archives of Surgery. 2009;144(3):291-.

55.       Bilimoria KY, Balch CM, Wayne JD, Chang DC, Palis BE, Dy SM, Lange JR. 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):1857-63.

56.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Hansen NM, Bethke KP, Rademaker AW, Ko CY, Winchester DP, Winchester DJ. 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):2946-53.

57.       Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Lillemoe KD, Talamonti MS, Ko CY. Assessment of pancreatic cancer care in the United States based on formally developed quality indicators. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2009;101(12):848-59.

58.       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. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2009;52(4):624-31.

59.       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):4177-81.

60.       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 last 20 years. Annals of Surgery. 2009;249(1):63-71.

61.       Bilimoria KY, Kmiecik TE, DaRosa DA, Halverson A, Eskandari MK, Bell RH, Jr., Soper NJ, Wayne JD. Development of an online morbidity, mortality, and near-miss reporting system to identify patterns of adverse events in surgical patients. Archives of Surgery. 2009;144(4):305-11; discussion 11.

62.       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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2009;16(7):1799-808.

63.       Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko CY. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009;27(32):5445-51.

64.       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):1009-16.

65.       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):901-7.

66.       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):682-9.

67.       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):687-93.

68.       Frencher S, Bilimoria K, Ko C. Bariatric Surgery Outcomes at Designated Centers of Excellence vs Nondesignated Programs INVITED CRITIQUE. Archives of Surgery. 2009;144(4):325-.

69.       Hall BL, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Investigations using clinical data registries: observational studies and risk adjustment. Surgery. 2009;145(6):602-10.

70.       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. Annals of Surgery. 2009;250(3):363-76.

71.       Ingraham A, Cohen M, Bilimoria K, Hall B, Richards K, Ko C. 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-S1.

72.       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):557-64.

73.       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.

74.       Raval M, Bilimoria K, Cohen M, Hall B, Ko C. 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-S.

75.       Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY. Using the NCDB for cancer care improvement: an introduction to available quality assessment tools. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2009;99(8):488-90.

76.       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. Annals of Surgery. 2010;251(4):708-16.

77.       Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Bentrem DJ, Richards K, Hall BL, Ko CY. Effect of postdischarge morbidity and mortality on comparisons of hospital surgical quality. Annals of Surgery. 2010;252(1):183-90.

78.       Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Wang X, Bentrem DJ, Ingraham AM, Richards K, Hall BL, Ko CY. Comparison of outlier identification methods in hospital surgical quality improvement programs. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010;14(10):1600-7.

79.       Cohen M, Bilimoria K, Ko C, Richards K, Hall B. 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-.

80.       Howard T, Carroll J, Bilimoria K. Redefining Mortality After Pancreatic Cancer Resection Discussion. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010;14(11):1708-.

81.       Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Dimick JB, Richards KE, Raval MV, Fleisher LA, Hall BL, Ko CY. 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):705-14.

82.       Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Feinglass JM, Richards KE, Hall BL, Ko CY. Comparison of hospital performance in nonemergency versus emergency colorectal operations at 142 hospitals. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010;210(2):155-65.

83.       Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Hall BL, Russell TR, Nathens AB. Effect of delay to operation on outcomes in adults with acute appendicitis. Archives of Surgery. 2010;145(9):886-92.

84.       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):625-35; discussion 35-7.

85.       Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Ko CY, Nathens AB, Hall BL. Comparison of 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery procedures: potential for targeted improvement. Surgery. 2010;148(2):217-38.

86.       Merkow R, Bilimoria K, McCarter M, Barnett C, Caprini J, Bentrem D. Post-discharge venous thromboembolism in surgical oncology: Extending the case for extended prophylaxis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010;211(3):S96-S.

87.       Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. A common question revisited: can differences in clinical severity explain the volume-outcome relationship? Surgery. 2010;147(5):610-1.

88.       Parikh P, Shiloach M, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Hall BL, Pitt HA. Pancreatectomy risk calculator: an ACS-NSQIP resource. HPB. 2010;12(7):488-97.

89.       Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Reynolds M, Wayne JD. Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in children and adolescents. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2010;102(6):634-9.

90.       Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Reynolds M. Nodal evaluation in Wilms' tumors: analysis of the national cancer data base. Annals of Surgery. 2010;251(3):559-65.

91.       Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS. Quality improvement for pancreatic cancer care: is regionalization a feasible and effective mechanism? Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. 2010;19(2):371-90.

92.       Weber S, Bilimoria K. Comparison of Outlier Identification Methods in Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Programs Discussion. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010;14(10):1606-7.

93.       Bilimoria K, Merkow R, Wayne J, Abbott D, Cormier J, Feig B, Hunt K, Pisters P, Pollock R, Bentrem D. Evolution of multimodality management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(4).

94.       Bilimoria K, Wang X, Cohen M, Hall B, Richards K, Merkow R, Pisters P, Ko C. 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).

95.       Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Talamonti MS, Hynes DL, Winchester DP, Bentrem DJ. Wait times for cancer surgery in the United States: trends and predictors of delays. Annals of Surgery. 2011;253(4):779-85.

96.       Haigh PI, Bilimoria KY, DiFronzo LA. Early postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy in the elderly. Archives of Surgery. 2011;146(6):715-23.

97.       Merkow R, Bilimoria K, McCarter M, Stewart A, Chow W, Williams R, Ko C, Bentrem D. Room for improvement? The adoption of multimodal esophageal cancer care in the United States. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(4).

98.       Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL. Interpretation of the C-statistic in the context of ACS-NSQIP models. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2011;18 Suppl 3:S295; author reply S6.

99.       Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Cohen ME, Barnett CC, Raval MV, Caprini JA, Gordon HS, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Post-discharge venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery: extending the case for extended prophylaxis. Annals of Surgery. 2011;254(1):131-7.

100.     Yi M, Mittendorf E, Buchholz T, Sahin A, Kuerer H, Luo S, Bilimoria K, Crow J, Cormier J, Gonzalez-Angulo A, Buzdar A, Hortobagyi G, Hunt K. 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).

101.     Yi M, Mittendorf EA, Cormier JN, Buchholz TA, Bilimoria K, Sahin AA, Hortobagyi GN, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Luo S, Buzdar AU, Crow JR, Kuerer HM, Hunt KK. Novel staging system for predicting disease-specific survival in patients with breast cancer treated with surgery as the first intervention: time to modify the current American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(35):4654-61.

102.     Abbott D, Merkow R, Cantor S, Fleming J, Varadhachary G, Crane C, Bentrem D, Bilimoria K. Is Treating Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma Too Costly? Cost-effectiveness and Opportunities for Improvement. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012;19:S40-S.

103.     Abbott DE, Merkow RP, Cantor SB, Fleming JB, Varadhachary GR, Crane C, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies for pancreatic head adenocarcinoma and potential opportunities for improvement. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012;19(12):3659-67.

104.     Bilimoria K, Ko CY. Clinical scholars in residence program: A beneficial experience for surgical residents and the ACS. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;97(2):51-2.

105.     Bilimoria KY. Moving beyond guidelines to ensure high-quality cancer care in the United States. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2012;8(4):e67-8.

106.     Bilimoria KY, Wayne JD, Merkow RP, Abbott DE, Cormier JN, Feig BW, Hunt KK, Pisters PW, Pollock R, Bentrem DJ. Incorporation of adjuvant therapy into the multimodality management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach in the United States. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012;19(1):184-91.

107.     Chow G, Hanwright P, McNichols C, Connor C, Bethke K, Bilimoria K, Kim J. 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.

108.     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. American Surgeon. 2012;78(10):1137-42.

109.     Kneuertz PJ, Pitt HA, Bilimoria KY, Smiley JP, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Pawlik TM. Risk of morbidity and mortality following hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2012;16(9):1727-35.

110.     Merkow R, Bentrem D, Chow W, Ko C, Bilimoria K. 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-S.

111.     Merkow R, Kmiecik T, Bentrem D, Chow W, Cohen M, Hall B, Ko C, Bilimoria K. Do Cancer-specific Variables Improve Risk-adjusted Hospital Quality Comparisons? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012;19:S6-S.

112.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. Currently available quality improvement initiatives in surgical oncology. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. 2012;21(3):367-75, vii.

113.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Chow WB, Merkow JS, Weyant MJ, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Variation in lymph node examination after esophagectomy for cancer in the United States. Archives of Surgery. 2012;147(6):505-11.

114.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Gordon HS, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Effect of histologic subtype on treatment and outcomes for esophageal cancer in the United States. Cancer. 2012;118(13):3268-76.

115.     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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012;19(2):357-64.

116.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Phillips JD, DeCamp MM, Sherman KL, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. 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. Archives of Surgery. 2012;147(11):1009-16.

117.     Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Dimick JB, Wang E, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Relevance of the c-statistic when evaluating risk-adjustment models in surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;214(5):822-30.

118.     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.

119.     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):206-15.

120.     Sellers M, Merkow R, Halverson A, Hinami K, Kelz R, Bentrem D, Bilimoria K. 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-S.

121.     Abbott DE, Tzeng CW, Merkow RP, Cantor SB, Chang GJ, Katz MH, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Crane CH, Varadhachary GR, Abbruzzese JL, Wolff RA, Lee JE, Evans DB, Fleming JB. The cost-effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemoradiation is superior to a surgery-first approach in the treatment of pancreatic head adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20 Suppl 3:S500-8.

122.     Bilimoria K, Ko CY. ACS Clinical Scholars-in-Residence Program offers unique research and educational opportunity. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;98(3):72-3.

123.     Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Ju MH, Haut ER, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Baker DW. Evaluation of surveillance bias and the validity of the venous thromboembolism quality measure. JAMA. 2013;310(14):1482-9.

124.     Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Soper NJ. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, intraoperative cholangiograms, and common duct injuries. JAMA. 2013;310(8):801-2.

125.     Bilimoria KY, Liu Y, Paruch JL, Zhou L, Kmiecik TE, Ko CY, Cohen ME. 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):833-42.e1-3.

126.     Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Zhou L, Huffman K, Wang X, Liu Y, Kraemer K, Meng X, Merkow R, Chow W, Matel B, Richards K, Hart AJ, Dimick JB, Hall BL. 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):336-46.e1.

127.     Davila AA, Mioton LM, Chow G, Wang E, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Fine N, Kim JY. Immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstruction compared with one-stage permanent implant breast reconstruction: a multi-institutional comparison of short-term complications. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. 2013;47(5):344-9.

128.     Davila AA, Seth AK, Wang E, Hanwright P, Bilimoria K, Fine N, Kim JY. Human Acellular Dermis versus Submuscular Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction: A Multivariate Analysis of Short-Term Complications. Archives of Plastic Surgery. 2013;40(1):19-27.

129.     Hanwright PJ, Davila AA, Hirsch EM, Khan SA, Fine NA, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. The differential effect of BMI on prosthetic versus autogenous breast reconstruction: a multivariate analysis of 12,986 patients. Breast. 2013;22(5):938-45.

130.     Hanwright PJ, Davila AA, Mioton LM, Fine NA, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. A predictive model of risk and outcomes in tissue expander reconstruction: a multivariate analysis of 9786 patients. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. 2013;47(6):513-8.

131.     Hanwright PJ, Hirsch EM, Seth AK, Chow G, Smetona J, McNichols C, Gaido JA, Fine NA, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. A multi-institutional perspective of complication rates for elective nonreconstructive breast surgery: an analysis of NSQIP data from 2006 to 2010. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2013;33(3):378-86.

132.     Hanwright PJ, Mioton LM, Thomassee MS, Bilimoria KY, Van Arsdale J, Brill E, Kim JY. Risk profiles and outcomes of total laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013;121(4):781-7.

133.     Ju M, Chung J, Eskandari M, Bentrem D, Bilimoria K. Do Hospital Quality Comparisons for Venous Thromboembolism Make Sense? Association Between Hospital Characteristics and Publicly Reported VTE Process and Outcome Measure Performances. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2013;57(5):73s-s.

134.     Ju M, Merkow R, Eskandari M, Ko C, Bilimoria K. Characterization of readmissions after major vascular procedures. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(3):S158-S9.

135.     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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20(12):3976-83.

136.     Khavanin N, Lovecchio FC, Hanwright PJ, Brill E, Milad M, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. The influence of BMI on perioperative morbidity following abdominal hysterectomy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013;208(6):449.e1-6.

137.     Khavanin N, Mlodinow A, Milad MP, Bilimoria KY, Kim JY. Comparison of perioperative outcomes in outpatient and inpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2013;20(5):604-10.

138.     Lynch TS, Saltzman MD, Ghodasra JH, Bilimoria KY, Bowen MK, Nuber GW. Acromioclavicular joint injuries in the National Football League: epidemiology and management. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;41(12):2904-8.

139.     Merkow R, Bentrem D, Pitt H, Paruch J, Stewart A, Winchester D, Ko C, Bilimoria K. Should Margin Status Be Monitored as an Outcome Following Pancreatic Cancer Surgery? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20:S27-S8.

140.     Merkow R, Chung J, Bentrem D, Paruch J, Bilimoria K. Is Cancer Center Accreditation Associated with Improved Hospital Performance on Publicly Reported Quality Metrics? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20:S7-S.

141.     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. Medical Care. 2013;51(7):606-13.

142.     Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, Paruch JL, Weber SM, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of cancer surgery complexity on short-term outcomes, risk predictions, and hospital comparisons. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217(4):685-93.

143.     Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Mulcahy MF, Chung JW, Abbott DE, Kmiecik TE, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of postoperative complications on adjuvant chemotherapy use for stage III colon cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2013;258(6):847-53.

144.     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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20(6):1766-73.

145.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Surgical quality measurement: an evolving science. JAMA Surgery. 2013;148(7):586-7.

146.     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. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2013;9(4):e154-63.

147.     Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Wang X, Adams JL, Chow WB, Lawson EH, Bilimoria KY, Richards K, Ko CY. Validity and feasibility of the american college of surgeons colectomy composite outcome quality measure. Annals of Surgery. 2013;257(3):483-9.

148.     Merkow RP, Kmiecik TE, Bentrem DJ, Winchester DP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes. Cancer. 2013;119(7):1412-9.

149.     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. Archives of Plastic Surgery. 2013;40(5):522-9.

150.     Mioton LM, Smetona JT, Hanwright PJ, Seth AK, Wang E, Bilimoria KY, Gaido J, Fine NA, Kim JY. Comparing thirty-day outcomes in prosthetic and autologous breast reconstruction: a multivariate analysis of 13,082 patients? Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2013;66(7):917-25.

151.     Paruch J, Merkow R, Bilimoria K, Cohen M, Bentrem D, Posner M, Ko C, Weber S. 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-S.

152.     Paruch J, Merkow R, Ju M, Winchester D, Ko C, Bilimoria K. 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).

153.     Paruch J, Merkow R, Stewart A, Ju M, Winchester D, Ko C, Bilimoria K. Do Hospitals Need Cancer-specific Quality Comparisons? Assessment of Performance for Cancer Versus Non-cancer Surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20:S25-S.

154.     Sellers MM, Hanson K, Schuller M, Sherman K, Kelz RR, Fryer J, DaRosa D, Bilimoria KY. Development and participant assessment of a practical quality improvement educational initiative for surgical residents. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;216(6):1207-13, 13.e1.

155.     Sellers MM, Merkow RP, Halverson A, Hinami K, Kelz RR, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. 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):420-7.

156.     Sherman K, Merkow R, Keswani R, Bilimoria K, Bentrem D. Current Utilization of Endoscopic Resection and Risk of Lymph Node Metastases for Early Gastric Cancer in the US. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20:S135-S6.

157.     Sherman KL, Gordon EJ, Mahvi DM, Chung J, Bentrem DJ, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY. Surgeons' perceptions of public reporting of hospital and individual surgeon quality. Medical Care. 2013;51(12):1069-75.

158.     Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Wang CE, Mulcahy MF, Benson AB, Bentrem DJ. Treatment trends and predictors of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy for gastric adenocarcinoma in the United States. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20(2):362-70.

159.     Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Shah AM, Wang CE, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Assessment of advanced gastric cancer management in the United States. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013;20(7):2124-31.

160.     Sherman KL, Wayne JD, Bilimoria KY. Overcoming specialty bias: another important reason for multidisciplinary management of soft tissue sarcoma. JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):640.

161.     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):505-6.

162.     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):947-56.

163.     Chung JW, Sohn MW, Merkow RP, Oh EH, Minami C, Black BS, Bilimoria KY. Development of a composite measure of state-level malpractice environment. Health Services Research. 2014;49(2):751-66.

164.     Dahlke AR, Chung JW, Holl JL, Ko CY, Rajaram R, Modla L, Makary MA, Bilimoria KY. 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):374-80, 80.e1-5.

165.     Dahlke AR, Merkow RP, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, Cohen ME, Sohn MW, Paruch J, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY. Comparison of postoperative complication risk prediction approaches based on factors known preoperatively to surgeons versus patients. Surgery. 2014;156(1):39-45.

166.     Halverson AL, Sellers MM, Bilimoria KY, Hawn MT, Williams MV, McLeod RS, Ko CY. Identification of process measures to reduce postoperative readmission. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2014;18(8):1407-15.

167.     Hinami K, Bilimoria KY, Kallas PG, Simons YM, Christensen NP, Williams MV. Patient experiences after hospitalizations for elective surgery. American Journal of Surgery. 2014;207(6):855-62.

168.     In H, Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Wroblewski KE, Posner MC, Talamonti MS, Winchester DP. Cancer recurrence: an important but missing variable in national cancer registries. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21(5):1520-9.

169.     Ju M, Eskandari M, Pearce W, Bilimoria K, Ko C, Hall B, Nguyen L. Contemporary Results of Carotid Endarterectomy: Is it a Beneficial Procedure for Women? Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2014;59(6):61s-2s.

170.     Ju MH, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, Bentrem DJ, Mahvi DM, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Association between hospital imaging use and venous thromboembolism events rates based on clinical data. Annals of Surgery. 2014;260(3):558-64; discussion 64-6.

171.     Ju MH, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Latus MS, Scholl LM, Schwab BJ, Byrd CM, Ko CY, Dellinger EP, Hall BL. Effect of wound classification on risk adjustment in American College of Surgeons NSQIP. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;219(3):371-81.e5.

172.     Kester BS, Merkow RP, Ju MH, Peabody TD, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of post-discharge venous thromboembolism on hospital quality comparisons following hip and knee arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2014;96(17):1476-84.

173.     Khavanin N, Kim J, Mlodinow A, Bethke K, Lovecchio F, Jeruss J, Hansen N, Bilimoria K, Losken A, Fine N. Individual Risk of Medical Complications: Application of the Breast Reconstruction Risk Assessment Score. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21:68-9.

174.     Khavanin N, Kim JY, Davila AA, Ver Halen JP, Mlodinow AS, Bethke KP, Khan SA, Jeruss JS, Hansen NM, Bilimoria KY, Losken A, Fine NA. Abstract 46: The BRA Score: Creating a General Risk Calculator for Breast Reconstruction Outcomes. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014;133(3 Suppl):56-7.

175.     Khavanin N, Mlodinow A, Milad M, Bilimoria K, Kim J. Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes in Outpatient and Inpatient Laparoscopic Hysterectomy EDITORIAL COMMENT. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 2014;69(1):17-8.

176.     Kinnier C, Chung J, Paruch J, Wayne J, Ross M, Winchester D, Bilimoria K. 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-S.

177.     Kinnier CV, Asare EA, Mohanty S, Paruch JL, Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY. Risk prediction tools in surgical oncology. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014;110(5):500-8.

178.     Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. The need to revisit VTE quality measures. JAMA. 2014;312(3):286-7.

179.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Pitt HA, Winchester DP, Posner MC, Ko CY, Pawlik TM. National assessment of margin status as a quality indicator after pancreatic cancer surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21(4):1067-74.

180.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Keswani RN, Chung J, Sherman KL, Knab LM, Posner MC, Bentrem DJ. Treatment trends, risk of lymph node metastasis, and outcomes for localized esophageal cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2014;106(7).

181.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Sohn MW, Oh EH, Sellers MM, Paruch JL, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ. Adherence with postdischarge venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis recommendations after colorectal cancer surgery among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. Annals of Surgery. 2014;260(1):103-8.

182.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Paruch JL, Fleming JB, Talamonti MS, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Postoperative complications reduce adjuvant chemotherapy use in resectable pancreatic cancer. Annals of Surgery. 2014;260(2):372-7.

183.     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):1091-7.

184.     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):271-8.e1-9.

185.     Mohanty S, Bilimoria KY. Comparing national cancer registries: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014;109(7):629-30.

186.     Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):887-8.

187.     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. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21(1):5-7.

188.     Paruch JL, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Posner MC, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Weber SM. Impact of hepatectomy surgical complexity on outcomes and hospital quality rankings. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014;21(6):1773-80.

189.     Rajaram R, Chung JW, Jones AT, Cohen ME, Dahlke AR, Ko CY, Tarpley JL, Lewis FR, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Association of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reform with general surgery patient outcomes and with resident examination performance. JAMA. 2014;312(22):2374-84.

190.     Rajaram R, Paruch J, Holl J, Ko C, Winchester D, Bilimoria K, Patel J, DeCamp M. 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).

191.     Rajaram R, Paruch J, Palis B, Mohanty S, Ko C, Winchester D, Bilimoria K. 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-S7.

192.     Robinson J, Hultgren B, Stapleton J, Mallett K, Turrisi R, Duffecy J, Bilimoria K, Wayne J. Early Detection of Melanoma by Skin Self-Examination: A Randomized Trial of Internet, Workbook and in-Person Interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2014;47:S9-S.

193.     Robinson JK, Gaber R, Hultgren B, Eilers S, Blatt H, Stapleton J, Mallett K, Turrisi R, Duffecy J, Begale M, Martini M, Bilimoria K, Wayne J. Skin self-examination education for early detection of melanoma: a randomized controlled trial of Internet, workbook, and in-person interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014;16(1):e7.

194.     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):1253-60.

195.     Sherman KL, Kinnier CV, Farina DA, Wayne JD, Laskin WB, Agulnik M, Attar S, Hayes JP, Peabody T, Bilimoria KY. Examination of national lymph node evaluation practices for adult extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014;110(6):682-8.

196.     Sherman KL, Wayne JD, Chung J, Agulnik M, Attar S, Hayes JP, Laskin WB, Peabody TD, Bentrem DJ, Pollock RE, Bilimoria KY. Assessment of multimodality therapy use for extremity sarcoma in the United States. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014;109(5):395-404.

197.     Asare EA, Bilimoria KY, Greene FL. Beyond anatomic staging for cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2015;111(3):249-50.

198.     Berger E, Cohen M, Liu Y, Bilimoria K, Hall B, Ko C. 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-S.

199.     Berger E, O'Leary K, Johnson J, Reinhart S, Farrell P, Yang A, Barsness K, Halverson A, Thomas J, Bilimoria K. 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-S.

200.     Berger E, Yao K, Liederbach E, Winchester D, Bilimoria K. 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-S.

201.     Berger ER, Greenberg CC, Bilimoria KY. Challenges in Reducing Surgical "Never Events". JAMA. 2015;314(13):1386-7.

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

203.     Bilimoria KY. Facilitating Quality Improvement: Pushing the Pendulum Back Toward Process Measures. JAMA. 2015;314(13):1333-4.

204.     Bilimoria KY, Hoyt DB, Lewis F. Making the Case for Investigating Flexibility in Duty Hour Limits for Surgical Residents. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(6):503-4.

205.     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):443-4.

206.     Jakub J, Terando A, Sarnaik A, Ariyan C, Faries M, Neuman H, Wasif N, Zani S, Wayne J, Farma J, Averbook B, Grotz T, Allred J, Suman V, Tyler D, Brady M, Bilimoria K, Nelson H. Safety and Feasibility of Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients with Melanoma (SAFE-MILND). Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2015;22:S22-S.

207.     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):51-7.

208.     Kinnier CV, Chung JW, Bilimoria KY. Approaches to answering critical CER questions. Cancer Treatment and Research. 2015;164:1-14.

209.     Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Williams MV, Tsai TC, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States. JAMA. 2015;313(5):483-95.

210.     Minami C, Feinglass J, Bilimoria K, Strauss J, Rydzewski N, Hansen N. Are We Failing to Treat? Trends in the Omission of XRT after Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer in the United States. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2015;22:S55-S.

211.     Minami C, Hansen N, Strauss J, Feinglass J, Hayes J, Rydzewski N, Bentrem D, Bilimoria K. Evaluation of the new Commission on Cancer Quality measure for post-mastectomy radiation treatment for breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2015;33(15).

212.     Minami CA, Bilimoria KY. Databases as Vehicles for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2015;13(12):1585-8.

213.     Minami CA, Bilimoria KY. Are Higher Hospital Venous Thromboembolism Rates an Indicator of Better Quality?: Evaluation of the Validity of a Hospital Quality Measure. Advances in Surgery. 2015;49:185-204.

214.     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):386-7.

215.     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):241-2.

216.     Mohanty S, Cohen M, Bilimoria KY. Genuflecting to Hospital Variation in Home Discharge-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(12):1203.

217.     Mohanty S, Kinnier CV, Bilimoria KY. Patient satisfaction, outcomes, and the need for cancer-specific quality metrics. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2015;107(3).

218.     Mohanty S, Liu Y, Paruch JL, Kmiecik TE, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. 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):480-4.

219.     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):522-8.

220.     Mohanty S, Rajaram R, Bilimoria K, Pawlik T, Bentrem D. Changing Treatment Patterns of Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2015;22:S100-S.

221.     Mohanty S, Robinson T, Cooper Z, Schwarze M, Bilimoria K, Ko C, Rosenthal R. Surrogate Consent for Surgery Forecasts Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and High Mortality. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015;221(4):S84-S.

222.     Rajaram R, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Flaws in Patient Safety Measures--Reply. JAMA. 2015;313(24):2495.

223.     Rajaram R, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Concerns about using the patient safety indicator-90 composite in pay-for-performance programs. JAMA. 2015;313(9):897-8.

224.     Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY. JAMA PATIENT PAGE. Medicare. JAMA. 2015;314(4):420.

225.     Rajaram R, Chung JW, Cohen ME, Dahlke AR, Yang AD, Meeks JJ, Ko CY, Tarpley JL, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. 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):748-57.

226.     Rajaram R, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, Barnard C, Mohanty S, Pavey ES, McHugh MC, Bilimoria KY. Hospital Characteristics Associated With Penalties in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. JAMA. 2015;314(4):375-83.

227.     Rajaram R, Ju MH, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, DeCamp MM. National evaluation of hospital readmission after pulmonary resection. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2015;150(6):1508-14.e2.

228.     Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Kim Y, Hall BL, Bilimoria K, Cohen M, Ko C, Pitt H, Pawlik TM. Patterns of care among patients undergoing hepatic resection: a query of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-targeted hepatectomy database. Journal of Surgical Research. 2015;196(2):221-8.

229.     Yadlapati R, Gawron AJ, Bilimoria K, Keswani RN, Dunbar KB, Kahrilas PJ, Katz P, Richter J, Schnoll-Sussman F, Soper N, Vela MF, Pandolfino JE. Development of quality measures for the care of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2015;13(5):874-83.e2.

230.     Asare EA, Liu L, Hess KR, Gordon EJ, Paruch JL, Palis B, Dahlke AR, McCabe R, Cohen ME, Winchester DP, Bilimoria KY. Development of a model to predict breast cancer survival using data from the National Cancer Data Base. Surgery. 2016;159(2):495-502.

231.     Ban KA, Bilimoria KY. Is Health Services Research Important for Surgeons? Advances in Surgery. 2016;50(1):143-55.

232.     Ban KA, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Friedberg MW, Stulberg JJ, Zhou L, Hall BL, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation of the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard "Adjusted Complication Rate" Measure Specifications. Annals of Surgery. 2016;264(4):566-74.

233.     Berian JR, Paruch JL, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Dahlke AR, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Does Performance Vary Within the Same Hospital When Separately Examining Different Patient Subgroups? Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;222(5):790-7.e1.

234.     Bilimoria KY, Barnard C. The New CMS Hospital Quality Star Ratings: The Stars Are Not Aligned. JAMA. 2016;316(17):1761-2.

235.     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. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016;374(8):713-27.

236.     Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Hedges LV, Dahlke AR, Love R, Cohen ME, Tarpley J, Mellinger J, Mahvi DM, Kelz RR, Ko CY, Hoyt DB, Lewis FH. Development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial Protocol: A National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Resident Duty Hour Policies. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(3):273-81.

237.     Bilimoria KY, Hoyt DB, Lewis FR. Surgical Resident Duty Hours. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016;374(24):2402-3.

238.     Bilimoria KY, Sohn MW, Chung JW, Minami CA, Oh EH, Pavey ES, Holl JL, Black BS, Mello MM, Bentrem DJ. Association Between State Medical Malpractice Environment and Surgical Quality and Cost in the United States. Annals of Surgery. 2016;263(6):1126-32.

239.     Clarke CA, Asch SM, Baker L, Bilimoria K, Dudley RA, Fong N, Holliday-Hanson ML, Hopkins DS, Imholz EM, Malin J, Moy L, O'Sullivan M, Parker JP, Saigal CS, Spurlock B, Teleki S, Zingmond D, Lang L. Public Reporting of Hospital-Level Cancer Surgical Volumes in California: An Opportunity to Inform Decision Making and Improve Quality. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2016;12(10):e944-e8.

240.     Friedberg MW, Bilimoria KY, Pronovost PJ, Shahian DM, Damberg CL, Zaslavsky AM. Response to ProPublica's Rebuttal of Our Critique of the Surgeon Scorecard. Rand Health Quarterly. 2016;6(1):4.

241.     Friedberg MW, Pronovost PJ, Shahian DM, Safran DG, Bilimoria KY, Elliott MN, Damberg CL, Dimick JB, Zaslavsky AM. A Methodological Critique of the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard. Rand Health Quarterly. 2016;5(4):1.

242.     Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Jr., Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Allred JB, Suman VJ, Grotz TE, Zendejas B, Wayne JD, Tyler DS. Training High-Volume Melanoma Surgeons to Perform a Novel Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: Report of a Prospective Multi-Institutional Trial. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;222(3):253-60.

243.     Kinnier CV, Ju MH, Kmiecik T, Barnard C, Halverson T, Yang AD, Caprini J, Kreutzer L, Bilimoria KY. Development of a Novel Composite Process Measure for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis. Medical Care. 2016;54(2):210-7.

244.     Kinnier CV, Paruch JL, Dahlke AR, Wayne JD, Benson AB, 3rd, Winchester DP, Bilimoria KY. Adjusted Hospital Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity Rates in Melanoma: A Novel Potential Measure of Quality. Annals of Surgery. 2016;263(2):392-8.

245.     Kraemer K, Cohen ME, Liu Y, Barnhart DC, Rangel SJ, Saito JM, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Hall BL. Development and Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;223(5):685-93.

246.     Liu JB, Bilimoria KY. Weighing the value of completion nodal dissection for melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2016;114(3):281-7.

247.     Liu JB, Weber SM, Berian JR, Chen S, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Role of Operative Complexity Variables in Risk Adjustment for Patients With Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(11):1084-6.

248.     Liu Y, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation and Enhancement of Calibration in the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;223(2):231-9.

249.     Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL. Considerations in Releasing Equations for the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator: In Reply to Wanderer and Ehrenfeld. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;223(4):674-5.

250.     Matulewicz RS, Flum AS, Helenowski I, Jovanovic B, Palis B, Bilimoria KY, Meeks JJ. Centralization of Penile Cancer Management in the United States: A Combined Analysis of the American Board of Urology and National Cancer Data Base. Urology. 2016;90:82-8.

251.     Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Reply to Letter: "Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Colorectal Cancer Resection: A UK Perspective". Annals of Surgery. 2016;263(2):e27.

252.     Minami CA, Bilimoria KY, Hansen NM, Strauss JB, Hayes JP, Feinglass JM, Bethke KP, Rydzewski NR, Winchester DP, Palis BE, Yang AD. National Evaluation of the New Commission on Cancer Quality Measure for Postmastectomy Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2016;23(8):2446-55.

253.     Minami CA, Dahlke AR, Barnard C, Kinnier CV, Rajaram RR, Noskin GA, Bilimoria KY. Association Between Hospital Characteristics and Performance on the New Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program's Surgical Site Infection Measures. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(8):777-9.

254.     Minami CA, Sheils CR, Bilimoria KY, Johnson JK, Berger ER, Berian JR, Englesbe MJ, Guillamondegui OD, Hines LH, Cofer JB, Flum DR, Thirlby RC, Kazaure HS, Wren SM, O'Leary KJ, Thurk JL, Kennedy GD, Tevis SE, Yang AD. Process improvement in surgery. Current Problems in Surgery. 2016;53(2):62-96.

255.     Minami CA, Wayne JD, Yang AD, Martini MC, Gerami P, Chandra S, Kuzel TM, Winchester DP, Palis BE, Bilimoria KY. National Evaluation of Hospital Performance on the New Commission on Cancer Melanoma Quality Measures. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2016;23(11):3548-57.

256.     Minami CA, Yang AD, Ju M, Culver E, Seifert K, Kreutzer L, Halverson T, O'Leary KJ, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation of an institutional project to improve venous thromboembolism prevention. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2016;11 Suppl 2:S29-s37.

257.     Mohanty S, Rajaram R, Bilimoria KY, Salem R, Pawlik TM, Bentrem DJ. Assessment of non-surgical versus surgical therapy for localized hepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2016;113(2):175-80.

258.     Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. Evaluating Appropriate Blood Transfusion in Cancer Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(6):525-6.

259.     Rajaram R, Paruch JL, Mohanty S, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Winchester DP, Patel JD, DeCamp MM. Patterns and Predictors of Chemotherapy Use for Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2016;101(2):533-40.

260.     Rajaram R, Saadat L, Chung J, Dahlke A, Yang AD, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. Impact of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reform on hospital patient experience and processes-of-care. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2016;25(12):962-70.

261.     Saadat LV, Dahlke AR, Rajaram R, Kreutzer L, Love R, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD. Program Director Perceptions of Surgical Resident Training and Patient Care under Flexible Duty Hour Requirements. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;222(6):1098-105.

262.     Sheils CR, Dahlke AR, Kreutzer L, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD. Evaluation of hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Surgery. 2016;160(5):1182-8.

263.     Stulberg JJ, Bilimoria KY. Complications, Costs, and Financial Incentives for Quality. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(9):830.

264.     Wandling MW, Hungness ES, Pavey ES, Stulberg JJ, Schwab B, Yang AD, Shapiro MB, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Nathens AB. Nationwide Assessment of Trends in Choledocholithiasis Management in the United States From 1998 to 2013. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(12):1125-30.

265.     Wandling MW, Minami CA, Johnson JK, O'Leary KJ, Yang AD, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY. Development of a Conceptual Model for Surgical Quality Improvement Collaboratives: Facilitating the Implementation and Evaluation of Collaborative Quality Improvement. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(12):1181-3.

266.     Yadlapati R, Gawron AJ, Keswani RN, Bilimoria K, Castell DO, Dunbar KB, Gyawali CP, Jobe BA, Katz PO, Katzka DA, Lacy BE, Massey BT, Richter JE, Schnoll-Sussman F, Spechler SJ, Tatum R, Vela MF, Pandolfino JE. Identification of Quality Measures for Performance of and Interpretation of Data From Esophageal Manometry. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016;14(4):526-34.e1.

267.     Yang AD, Bilimoria KY. Accurately Measuring Hospital Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Efforts. JAMA. 2016;315(19):2113-4.

268.     Zendejas B, Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Jr., Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Tyler D, Brady MS, Farley DR. Laparoscopic skill assessment of practicing surgeons prior to enrollment in a surgical trial of a new laparoscopic procedure. Surgical Endoscopy. 2016.

269.     Ban KA, Chung JW, Matulewicz RS, Kelz RR, Shea JA, Dahlke AR, Quinn CM, Yang AD, Bilimoria KY. Gender-Based Differences in Surgical Residents' Perceptions of Patient Safety, Continuity of Care, and Well-Being: An Analysis from the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):126-36.e2.

270.     Berian JR, Thomas JM, Minami CA, Farrell PR, O'Leary KJ, Williams MV, Prachand VN, Halverson AL, Bilimoria KY, Johnson JK. Evaluation of a novel mentor program to improve surgical care for US hospitals. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2017:1-9.

271.     Bilimoria KY, Quinn CM, Dahlke AR, Kelz RR, Shea JA, Rajaram R, Love R, Kreutzer L, Biester T, Yang AD, Hoyt DB, Lewis FR. Use and Underlying Reasons for Duty Hour Flexibility in the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):118-25.

272.     Blay E, Jr., Hewitt DB, Chung JW, Biester T, Fiore JF, Dahlke AR, Quinn CM, Lewis FR, Bilimoria KY. Association Between Flexible Duty Hour Policies and General Surgery Resident Examination Performance: A Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial Analysis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):137-42.

273.     DeLancey JO, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Retained Lumbar Catheter Tip. JAMA. 2017;317(12):1269-70.

274.     Engelhardt KE, Wayne JD, Bilimoria KY. Editorial: Should We Abandon TNM Staging in Favor of Gene Profiles in Node-Positive Melanoma? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2017;24(1):3-5.

275.     Hornor MA, Bilimoria KY. Moving beyond failure to rescue. Surgery. 2017;161(3):791-2.

276.     Jakub JW, Terando AM, Sarnaik A, Ariyan CE, Faries MB, Zani S, Jr., Neuman HB, Wasif N, Farma JM, Averbook BJ, Bilimoria KY, Grotz TE, Allred JB, Suman VJ, Brady MS, Tyler D, Wayne JD, Nelson H. Safety and Feasibility of Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients With Melanoma (SAFE-MILND): Report of a Prospective Multi-institutional Trial. Annals of Surgery. 2017;265(1):192-6.

277.     Kreutzer L, Dahlke AR, Love R, Ban KA, Yang AD, Bilimoria KY, Johnson JK. Exploring Qualitative Perspectives on Surgical Resident Training, Well-Being, and Patient Care. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):149-59.

278.     Liu JB, Berian JR, Chen S, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL, Ko CY. Postoperative Complications and Hospital Payment: Implications for Achieving Value. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017.

279.     Liu JB, Bilimoria KY, Mallin K, Winchester DP. Patient characteristics associated with undergoing cancer operations at low-volume hospitals. Surgery. 2017;161(2):433-43.

280.     Matulewicz RS, Odell DD, Chung JW, Ban KA, Yang AD, Bilimoria KY. Association Between Resident Perceptions of Patient Safety and Duty Hour Violations. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):113-7.e4.

281.     Minami CA, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Management of a Patient With a Latex Allergy. JAMA. 2017;317(3):309-10.

282.     Minami CA, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. Ethical Considerations in the Development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(1):7-8.

283.     Minami CA, Sheils CR, Pavey E, Chung JW, Stulberg JJ, Odell DD, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Association Between State Medical Malpractice Environment and Postoperative Outcomes in the United States. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(3):310-8.e2.

284.     Pasquali S, Sommariva A, Spillane AJ, Bilimoria KY, Rossi CR. Measuring the quality of melanoma surgery - Highlighting issues with standardization and quality assurance of care in surgical oncology. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2017;43(3):561-71.

285.     Rajaram R, Mohanty S, Bentrem DJ, Pavey ES, Odell DD, Bharat A, Bilimoria KY, DeCamp MM. Nationwide Assessment of Robotic Lobectomy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2017;103(4):1092-100.

286.     Stulberg JJ, Pavey ES, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Effect of Flexible Duty Hour Policies on Length of Stay for Complex Intra-Abdominal Operations: A Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial Analysis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):143-8.e1.

287.     Yang AD, Chung JW, Dahlke AR, Biester T, Quinn CM, Matulewicz RS, Odell DD, Kelz RR, Shea JA, Lewis F, Bilimoria KY. Differences in Resident Perceptions by Postgraduate Year of Duty Hour Policies: An Analysis from the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017;224(2):103-12.

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