(Paper names link to PubMed)

Barriers to Post-Discharge Monitoring and Patient-Clinician Communication: A Qualitative Study
BC Brajcich, ML Shallcross, JK Johnson, RH Joung, CB Iroz, JL Holl, KY Bilimoria and RP Merkow
J Surg Res. 2021 Jul 15;268:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.06.032.

Association of preoperative smoking with complications following major gastrointestinal surgery
BC Brajcich, TK Yuce, RP Merkow, KY Bilimoria, MF McGee, T Zhan and DD Odell
Am J Surg. 2021 Jun 7. pii: S0002-9610(21)00326-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.06.002.

Association Between Missed Doses of Chemoprophylaxis and VTE Incidence in a Statewide Colectomy Cohort
R Khorfan, L Kreutzer, R Love, CJR Schlick, M Chia, KY Bilimoria and AD Yang
Ann Surg. 2021 Apr 1;273(4):e151-e152. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004349.

Video-Based Feedback for the Improvement of Surgical Technique: A Platform for Remote Review and Improvement of Surgical Technique
CJR Schlick, KY Bilimoria and JJ Stulberg
JAMA Surg. 2020 Nov 1;155(11):1078-1079. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3286.

A Comprehensive Estimation of the Costs of 30-Day Postoperative Complications Using Actual Costs from Multiple, Diverse Hospitals
RP Merkow, Y Shan, AR Gupta, AD Yang, P Sama, M Schumacher, D Cooke, C Barnard and KY Bilimoria
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 Oct;46(10):558-564. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2020.06.011. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Association of Weekend Effect With Recovery After Surgery
JY Liu, RP Merkow, ME Cohen, K Bilimoria, CY Ko, JF Sweeney and J Sharma
JAMA Surg. 2020 Oct 1;155(10):988-990. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2618.

Association Between Surgeon Technical Skills and Patient Outcomes
JJ Stulberg, R Huang, L Kreutzer, K Ban, BJ Champagne, SR Steele, JK Johnson, JL Holl, CC Greenberg and KY Bilimoria
JAMA Surg. 2020 Oct 1;155(10):960-968. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3007.

Formative Evaluation of a Peer Video-Based Coaching Initiative
L Kreutzer, YY Hu, J Stulberg, CC Greenberg, KY Bilimoria and JK Johnson
J Surg Res. 2021 Jan;257:169-177. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.07.048. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Clinician Education Modules on Reducing Surgical Opioid Prescribing
ML Shallcross, JJ Stulberg, WLA Schafer, BA Buckley, R Huang, KY Bilimoria and JK Johnson
J Surg Res. 2021 Jan;257:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.07.009. Epub 2020 Aug 17.

Association Between Implementing Comprehensive Learning Collaborative Strategies in a Statewide Collaborative and Changes in Hospital Safety Culture
TK Yuce, AD Yang, JK Johnson, DD Odell, R Love, L Kreutzer, CJR Schlick, MI Zambrano, Y Shan, KJ O'Leary, A Halverson and KY Bilimoria
JAMA Surg. 2020 Oct 1;155(10):934-940. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2842.

Evaluation of Changes in Quality Improvement Knowledge Following a Formal Educational Curriculum Within a Statewide Learning Collaborative
ER Berger, L Kreutzer, A Halverson, AD Yang, S Reinhart, KJ O'Leary, MV Williams, KY Bilimoria, JK Johnson and IA Committee
J Surg Educ. 2020 Nov - Dec;77(6):1534-1541. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.04.018. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Preoperative patient education and patient preparedness are associated with less postoperative use of opioids
R Khorfan, ML Shallcross, B Yu, N Sanchez, S Parilla, JM Coughlin, JK Johnson, KY Bilimoria and JJ Stulberg
Surgery. 2020 May;167(5):852-858. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2020.01.002. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

Post-Operative Complications and Readmissions Associated with Smoking Following Bariatric Surgery
TK Yuce, R Khorfan, NJ Soper, ES Hungness, AP Nagle, EN Teitelbaum, KY Bilimoria and DD Odell
J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Mar;24(3):525-530. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04488-3. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

Leveraging a Comprehensive Program to Implement a Colorectal Surgical Site Infection Reduction Bundle in a Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative
MF McGee, L Kreutzer, CM Quinn, A Yang, Y Shan, AL Halverson, R Love, JK Johnson, V Prachand, KY Bilimoria and C Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement
Ann Surg. 2019 Oct;270(4):701-711. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003524.

Barriers to Providing VTE Chemoprophylaxis to Hospitalized Patients: A Nursing-Focused Qualitative Evaluation
L Kreutzer, AD Yang, C Sansone, C Minami, L Saadat, KY Bilimoria and JK Johnson
J Hosp Med. 2019 Nov 1;14(11):668-672. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3290. Epub 2019 Aug 16.

Pre-Operative, Intra-Operative, and Post-Operative Factors Associated with Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism Following Colorectal Cancer Resection
CJR Schlick, JY Liu, AD Yang, DJ Bentrem, KY Bilimoria and RP Merkow
J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Jan;24(1):144-154. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04354-2. Epub 2019 Aug 16.

Minimizing Opioid Prescribing in Surgery (MOPiS) Initiative: An Analysis of Implementation Barriers
JM Coughlin, ML Shallcross, WLA Schafer, BA Buckley, JJ Stulberg, JL Holl, KY Bilimoria and JK Johnson
J Surg Res. 2019 Jul;239:309-319. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.03.006. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Association Between Hospital Safety Culture and Surgical Outcomes in a Statewide Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative
DD Odell, CM Quinn, RS Matulewicz, J Johnson, KE Engelhardt, JJ Stulberg, AD Yang, JL Holl and KY Bilimoria
J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Aug;229(2):175-183. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.02.046. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Multi-institution Evaluation of Adherence to Comprehensive Postoperative VTE Chemoprophylaxis
AD Yang, DB Hewitt, E Blay, Jr., LJ Kreutzer, CM Quinn, KA Cradock, V Prachand, KY Bilimoria and C Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement
Ann Surg. 2020 Jun;271(6):1072-1079. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003124.

Evaluating the Impact of the Venous Thromboembolism Outcome Measure on the PSI 90 Composite Quality Metric
E Blay, Jr., R Huang, JW Chung, AD Yang, JO DeLancey, RP Merkow, C Barnard and KY Bilimoria
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019 Mar;45(3):148-155. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.08.009. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Creating Individual Surgeon Performance Assessments in a Statewide Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative
CM Quinn, KY Bilimoria, JW Chung, CY Ko, ME Cohen and JJ Stulberg
J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Sep;227(3):303-312.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.06.002. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Discharge prescription patterns of opioid and nonopioid analgesics after common surgical procedures
MJ Nooromid, E Blay, Jr., JL Holl, KY Bilimoria, JK Johnson, MK Eskandari and JJ Stulberg
Pain Rep. 2018 Feb 6;3(1):e637. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000637. eCollection 2018 Jan.

Variation in post-discharge opioid prescriptions among members of a surgical team
E Blay, Jr., MJ Nooromid, KY Bilimoria, JL Holl, B Lambert, JK Johnson and JJ Stulberg
Am J Surg. 2018 Jul;216(1):25-30. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.10.035. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Evaluation of readmissions due to surgical site infections: A potential target for quality improvement
R Shah, E Pavey, M Ju, R Merkow, R Rajaram, MW Wandling, ME Cohen, A Dahlke, A Yang and K Bilimoria
Am J Surg. 2017 Nov;214(5):773-779. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.04.011. Epub 2017 Jun 8.

Evaluation of a novel mentor program to improve surgical care for US hospitals
JR Berian, JM Thomas, CA Minami, PR Farrell, KJ O'Leary, MV Williams, VN Prachand, AL Halverson, KY Bilimoria and JK Johnson
Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Apr 1;29(2):234-242. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx005.

Evaluation of an institutional project to improve venous thromboembolism prevention
CA Minami, AD Yang, M Ju, E Culver, K Seifert, L Kreutzer, T Halverson, KJ O'Leary and KY Bilimoria
J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec;11 Suppl 2:S29-S37. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2663.

Evaluation of hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
CR Sheils, AR Dahlke, L Kreutzer, KY Bilimoria and AD Yang
Surgery. 2016 Nov;160(5):1182-1188. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.04.034. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Development of a Conceptual Model for Surgical Quality Improvement Collaboratives: Facilitating the Implementation and Evaluation of Collaborative Quality Improvement
MW Wandling, CA Minami, JK Johnson, KJ O'Leary, AD Yang, JL Holl and KY Bilimoria
JAMA Surg. 2016 Dec 1;151(12):1181-1183. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2817.

Accurately Measuring Hospital Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Efforts
AD Yang and KY Bilimoria
JAMA. 2016 May 17;315(19):2113-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.5422.

Does Performance Vary Within the Same Hospital When Separately Examining Different Patient Subgroups?
JR Berian, JL Paruch, ME Cohen, RP Merkow, AR Dahlke, CY Ko and KY Bilimoria
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 May;222(5):790-797.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.01.057. Epub 2016 Feb 13.

Evaluating Appropriate Blood Transfusion in Cancer Surgery
DD Odell and KY Bilimoria
JAMA Surg. 2016 Jun 1;151(6):525-6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5104.

Development of a Novel Composite Process Measure for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
CV Kinnier, MH Ju, T Kmiecik, C Barnard, T Halverson, AD Yang, J Caprini, L Kreutzer and KY Bilimoria
Med Care. 2016 Feb;54(2):210-7. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000474.

Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States
RP Merkow, MH Ju, JW Chung, BL Hall, ME Cohen, MV Williams, TC Tsai, CY Ko and KY Bilimoria
JAMA. 2015 Feb 3;313(5):483-95. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.18614

Effect of post-discharge venous thromboembolism on hospital quality comparisons following hip and knee arthroplasty
BS Kester, RP Merkow, MH Ju, TD Peabody, DJ Bentrem, CY Ko and KY Bilimoria
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 3;96(17):1476-84. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01248.

Identification of process measures to reduce postoperative readmission
AL Halverson, MM Sellers, KY Bilimoria, MT Hawn, MV Williams, RS McLeod and CY Ko
J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Aug;18(8):1407-15. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2429-5. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Comparison of postoperative complication risk prediction approaches based on factors known preoperatively to surgeons versus patients
AR Dahlke, RP Merkow, JW Chung, CV Kinnier, ME Cohen, MW Sohn, J Paruch, JL Holl and KY Bilimoria
Surgery. 2014 Jul;156(1):39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 Mar 15.

Adherence with postdischarge venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis recommendations after colorectal cancer surgery among elderly Medicare beneficiaries
RP Merkow, KY Bilimoria, MW Sohn, EH Oh, MM Sellers, JL Paruch, JW Chung and DJ Bentrem
Ann Surg. 2014 Jul;260(1):103-8. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000296.

Effect of cancer surgery complexity on short-term outcomes, risk predictions, and hospital comparisons
RP Merkow, DJ Bentrem, ME Cohen, JL Paruch, SM Weber, CY Ko and KY Bilimoria
J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Oct;217(4):685-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.05.015. Epub 2013 Jul 4.

Optimizing ACS NSQIP modeling for evaluation of surgical quality and risk: patient risk adjustment, procedure mix adjustment, shrinkage adjustment, and surgical focus
ME Cohen, CY Ko, KY Bilimoria, L Zhou, K Huffman, X Wang, Y Liu, K Kraemer, X Meng, R Merkow, W Chow, B Matel, K Richards, AJ Hart, JB Dimick and BL Hall
J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Aug;217(2):336-46.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.02.027. Epub 2013 Apr 28.

Effect of including cancer-specific variables on risk-adjusted hospital surgical quality comparisons
RP Merkow, DJ Bentrem, DP Winchester, AK Stewart, CY Ko and KY Bilimoria
Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun;20(6):1766-73. doi: 10.1245/s10434-013-2867-z. Epub 2013 Jan 26.

Validity and feasibility of the american college of surgeons colectomy composite outcome quality measure
RP Merkow, BL Hall, ME Cohen, X Wang, JL Adams, WB Chow, EH Lawson, KY Bilimoria, K Richards and CY Ko
Ann Surg. 2013 Mar;257(3):483-9. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318273bf17.

Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes
RP Merkow, TE Kmiecik, DJ Bentrem, DP Winchester, AK Stewart, CY Ko and KY Bilimoria
Cancer. 2013 Apr 1;119(7):1412-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27891. Epub 2012 Nov 26.

Post-discharge venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery: extending the case for extended prophylaxis
RP Merkow, KY Bilimoria, MD McCarter, ME Cohen, CC Barnett, MV Raval, JA Caprini, HS Gordon, CY Ko and DJ Bentrem
Ann Surg. 2011 Jul;254(1):131-7. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31821b98da.

Comparison of outlier identification methods in hospital surgical quality improvement programs
KY Bilimoria, ME Cohen, RP Merkow, X Wang, DJ Bentrem, AM Ingraham, K Richards, BL Hall and CY Ko
J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Oct;14(10):1600-7. doi: 10.1007/s11605-010-1316-6. Epub 2010 Sep 8.

Variability in reoperation rates at 182 hospitals: a potential target for quality improvement
RP Merkow, KY Bilimoria, ME Cohen, K Richards, CY Ko and BL Hall
J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Nov;209(5):557-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.07.003. Epub 2009 Aug 20.