aDivision of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
bSurgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
cDepartment of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA
*Correspondence address: Karl Y Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, 633 N St Clair St, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.
email: [email protected]
Received May 7, 2013; Revised July 8, 2013; Accepted July 10, 2013.
CME questions for this article available athttp://jacscme.facs.org
Disclosure Information: Authors have nothing to disclose. Timothy J Eberlein, Editor-in-Chief, has nothing to disclose.
Funding: Supported in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Presented at the 2013 Annual ACS NSQIP Conference, San Diego, CA, July 2013.