Outcomes Articles Collection

  • Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Updated:   2/22/2023
  • Contains:  353 items

The Outcomes Article Collection was created to educate plastic surgeons on the expanding role of outcomes research in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. This form of research explores numerous aspects of healthcare including the broad outcomes categories of prevention (safety studies, systematic reviews), quality of care, patient reported health, and life and healthcare costs.

As we enter into the realm of value based care, it has become evident that a significant portion of U.S. healthcare spending is for services with blurred clinical effectiveness. Practice patterns span different specialties, and communities differ, making it more difficult to discern the links between the types of care being delivered and the outcome reached. Another issue is the deficiency of an evidenced-based understanding into what management choices may be most appropriate for various patient populations.

In the current healthcare environment, outcomes research drives decision-making and has implications on policy as well as influencing contemporary practice trends. Furthermore, it provides a significant perspective on how care is measured and delivered through an inclusive approach that respects patient preferences. Ultimately, if significant improvements can be made, adjustments can be shared with others to implement.

This is the core of healthcare reform and value-based care; achieving greater outcomes, and refining patient health, swiftly and competently. In general, these articles have outperformed other journal topics, again emphasizing their importance. It is the responsibility of the Journal to ensure that outcomes research is presented in a standardized fashion that is easily understandable. This collection will hopefully allow readers to make informed decisions regarding healthcare.

Samuel J. Lin, MD

Outcomes Consulting Editor- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Optimizing the Psychosocial Function Measures in the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Standard Set for Cleft

Apon, Inge; van Leeuwen, Nikki; Koudstaal, Maarten J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 151(2):274e-281e, February 2023.

Integration and Implementation of Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Prospective, Observational Clinical Quality Improvement Study

Rios-Diaz, Arturo J.; Nathan, Shelby L.; Cunning, Jessica R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 151(1):184-193, January 2023.

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction: A Propensity Score–Matched Analysis of Satisfaction and Quality of Life

Kokosis, George; Stern, Carrie S.; Shamsunder, Meghana G.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 150(6):1214e-1223e, December 2022.

Which Tendon Plasty Has the Best Outcome? A Comparison of Four Tendon Plasty Techniques in a Large Cohort of Patients with Symptomatic Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Hoogendam, Lisa; Bink, Thijs; de Lange, Jurriaan; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 150(2):364e-374e, August 2022.

Association of Radiation Timing with Long-Term Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction

Nelson, Jonas A.; Cordeiro, Peter G.; Polanco, Thais; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 150(1):32e-41e, July 2022.

Prepectoral and Subpectoral Tissue Expander–Based Breast Reconstruction: A Propensity-Matched Analysis of 90-Day Clinical and Health-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes

Nelson, Jonas A.; Shamsunder, Meghana G.; Vorstenbosch, Joshua; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(4):607e-616e, April 2022.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Revision: Reduction Mammaplasty

Perdikis, Galen; Dillingham, Claire; Boukovalas, Stefanos; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(3):392e-409e, March 2022.

Implant-Based Reconstruction following Mastectomy in Patients Who Have Had a Previous Breast Augmentation: Lessons from the National Multicenter Implant Breast Reconstruction Evaluation Study

Baker, Benjamin G.; Sewart, Emma; Harvey, James; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(2):324-337, February 2022.

The Impact of Race on Perioperative and Patient-Reported Outcomes following Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Oskar, Sabine; Nelson, Jonas A.; Hicks, Madeleine E. V.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(1):15-27, January 2022.

Smooth versus Textured Implant Breast Reconstruction: Patient-Reported Outcomes and Complications

Vorstenbosch, Joshua; McCarthy, Colleen M.; Shamsunder, Meghana G.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 148(5):959-967, November 2021.

The Goldilocks Procedure with and without Implant-Based Immediate Breast Reconstruction in Obese Patients: The Mayo Clinic Experience

Bustos, Samyd S.; Nguyen, Minh-Doan; Harless, Christin A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 148(4):703-716, October 2021.

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Resection

Chen, Andrew; Albertini, John G.; Bordeaux, Jeremy S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(5):812e-829e, May 2021.

Nile Tilapia Fish Skin–Based Wound Dressing Improves Pain and Treatment-Related Costs of Superficial Partial-Thickness Burns: A Phase III Randomized Controlled Trial

Lima Júnior, Edmar Maciel; de Moraes Filho, Manoel Odorico; Costa, Bruno Almeida; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(5):1189-1198, May 2021.

Evidence-Based Performance Measures for Rhinoplasty: A Multidisciplinary Performance Measure Set

Manahan, Michele A.; Fedok, Fred; Davidson, Caryn; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(2):222e-230e, February 2021.

A Novel Absorbable Stapler Provides Patient-Reported Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness Noninferior to Subcuticular Skin Closure: A Prospective, Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial

Malard, Olivier; Duteille, Franck; Darnis, Eric; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(6):777e-789e, December 2020.

Psychological Characteristics, Female Sex, and Opioid Use Predict Acute Postoperative Pain in Patients Surgically Treated for Thumb Base Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study

Wouters, Robbert M.; Porsius, Jarry T.; van der Oest, Mark J. W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(6):1307-1316, December 2020.

Laterality and Patient-Reported Outcomes following Autologous Breast Reconstruction with Free Abdominal Tissue: An 8-Year Examination of BREAST-Q Data

Allen, Robert J. Jr.; Sobti, Nikhil; Patel, Aadit R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(5):964-975, November 2020.

Psychometric Findings for the SCAR-Q Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Based on 731 Children and Adults with Surgical, Traumatic, and Burn Scars from Four Countries

Ziolkowski, Natalia I.; Pusic, Andrea L.; Fish, Joel S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):331e-338e, September 2020.