Outcomes Articles Collection

  • Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Updated:   4/26/2022
  • Contains:  318 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


Prospective Longitudinal Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Effects of Reconstruction Timing

Ochoa, Oscar; Garza, Ramon III; Pisano, Steven; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(5):848e-857e, May 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.

Immediate Breast Reconstruction Using the Goldilocks Procedure: A Balance between More Surgery and Patient Satisfaction

Manrique, Oscar J.; Kuruoglu, Doga; Yan, Maria; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 149(4):801-809, 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.

Understanding Preoperative Breast Satisfaction among Patients Undergoing Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction: BREAST-Q Insights

Shamsunder, Meghana G.; Polanco, Thais O.; McCarthy, Colleen M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 148(6):891e-902e, December 2021.

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.

Quantifying the Psychosocial Benefits of Masculinizing Mastectomy in Trans Male Patients with Patient-Reported Outcomes: The University of California, San Francisco, Gender Quality of Life Survey

Alcon, Andre; Kennedy, Adrienne; Wang, Eric; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(5):731e-740e, 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.

Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life after Four Common Surgical Treatment Options for Breast Cancer and the Effect of Complications: A Retrospective Patient-Reported Survey among 1871 Patients

Kouwenberg, Casimir A. E.; de Ligt, Kelly M.; Kranenburg, Leonieke W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(1):1-13, July 2020.

Prospective Quality-of-Life Outcomes after Facial Feminization Surgery: An International Multicenter Study

Morrison, Shane D.; Capitán-Cañadas, Fermín; Sánchez-García, Anabel; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(6):1499-1509, June 2020.

Identifying Factors Most Important to Lower Extremity Trauma Patients: Key Concepts from the Development of a Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Lower Extremity Trauma, The LIMB-Q

Mundy, Lily R.; Klassen, Anne; Grier, A. Jordan; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(5):1292-1301, May 2020.

The Impacts of Orthognathic Surgery on the Facial Appearance and Age Perception of Patients Presenting Skeletal Class III Deformity: An Outcome Study Using the FACE-Q Report and Surgical Professional–Based Panel Assessment

Denadai, Rafael; Chou, Pang-Yun; Su, Yu-Ying; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(4):1035-1046, April 2020.

Patient-Related Risk Factors for Worsened Abdominal Well-Being after Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Stone, Jill P.; Bello, Ricardo J.; Siotos, Charalampos; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(3):475e-480e, March 2020.

Complications and Quality of Life following Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents and Young Women

Nuzzi, Laura C.; Firriolo, Joseph M.; Pike, Carolyn M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):572-581, September 2019.

The Relationship between Hand Therapy and Long-Term Outcomes after Distal Radius Fracture in Older Adults: Evidence from the Randomized Wrist and Radius Injury Surgical Trial

Chung, Kevin C.; Malay, Sunitha; Shauver, Melissa J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(2):230e-237e, August 2019.

CLEFT-Q: Detecting Differences in Outcomes among 2434 Patients with Varying Cleft Types

Wong Riff, Karen W. Y.; Tsangaris, Elena; Forrest, Christopher R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):78e-88e, July 2019.

Better Patient-Reported Experiences with Health Care Are Associated with Improved Clinical Outcome after Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Schrier, Verena J. M. M.; Poelstra, Ralph; Selles, Ruud W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(6):1677-1684, June 2019.

Prospective Longitudinal Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Relationship with Body Mass Index

Ochoa, Oscar; Garza, Ramon III; Pisano, Steven; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(6):1589-1600, June 2019.

Proximal Row Carpectomy versus Four-Corner Arthrodesis for the Treatment of Scapholunate Advanced Collapse/Scaphoid Nonunion Advanced Collapse Wrist: A Cost-Utility Analysis

Daar, David A.; Shah, Ajul; Mirrer, Joshua T.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(5):1432-1445, May 2019.

Streamlining the Assessment of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Weight Loss and Body Contouring Patients: Applying Computerized Adaptive Testing to the BODY-Q

Geerards, Daan; Klassen, Anne F.; Hoogbergen, Maarten M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(5):946e-955e, May 2019.

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Toe-to-Hand Transfer: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

Tsai, Tzong-Yun; Fries, C. Anton; Hsiao, Jo-Chun; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1122-1132, April 2019.

Development and Validation of a Nipple-Specific Scale for the BREAST-Q to Assess Patient-Reported Outcomes following Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Peled, Anne Warren; Amara, Dominic; Piper, Merisa L.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1010-1017, April 2019.

Introducing BREAST-Q Computerized Adaptive Testing: Short and Individualized Patient-Reported Outcome Assessment following Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Young-Afat, Danny A.; Gibbons, Christopher; Klassen, Anne F.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):679-684, March 2019.