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Ko Clifford

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California Los Angeles
DepartmentHealth Policy and Management
AddressUCLA Surg-Gen Surg
BOX 956904 72-244 CHS
Phone310.206.7572
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    Plan for Extracting Intraoperative Anesthesia Data to the ACS NSQIP Database
    NIH/NLM G08LM009537Jul 15, 2007 - Jul 14, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Developing Quality Indicators to Improve the Care in Elderly Surgery Patients
    NIH/NIA R21AG028121Jun 1, 2006 - May 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ban KA, Berian JR, Liu JB, Ko C, Feldman LS, Thacker JKM. Effect of Diagnosis on Outcomes in the Setting of Enhanced Recovery Protocols. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Jul; 61(7):847-853. PMID: 29878952.
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    2. Quinn CM, Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Ko C, Cohen ME, Stulberg JJ. Creating Individual Surgeon Performance Assessments in a Statewide Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jun 22. PMID: 29940332.
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    3. Soffin EM, Gibbons MM, Ko C, Kates SL, Wick E, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Wu CL. Evidence Review Conducted for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery: Focus on Anesthesiology for Total Knee Arthroplasty. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun 08. PMID: 29889710.
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    4. Fleisher LA, Ko C. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Is It Time to Drive Patient-Reported Outcomes Through Robust Measurement? Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun; 126(6):1801-1802. PMID: 29762216.
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    5. Siletz A, Childers CP, Faltermeier C, Singer ES, Hu QL, Ko C, Kates SL, Maggard-Gibbons M, Wick E. Surgical Technical Evidence Review of Hip Fracture Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2018; 9:2151459318769215. PMID: 29844947.
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    6. Ban KA, Gibbons MM, Ko C, Wick EC, Cannesson M, Scott MJ, Grant MC, Wu CL. Evidence Review Conducted for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery: Focus on Anesthesiology for Colorectal Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29649026.
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    7. Berian JR, Ban KA, Liu JB, Sullivan CL, Ko C, Thacker JKM, Feldman LS. Association of an Enhanced Recovery Pilot With Length of Stay in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 01; 153(4):358-365. PMID: 29261838.
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    8. Berian JR, Baker TL, Rosenthal RA, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko C, Russell MM. Application of the RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Methodology to a Large Multidisciplinary Stakeholder Group Evaluating the Validity and Feasibility of Patient-Centered Standards in Geriatric Surgery. Health Serv Res. 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29569262.
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    9. Liu JY, Hu QL, Ko C. Databases for surgical health services research: National Trauma Data Bank and Trauma Quality Improvement Program. Surgery. 2018 Feb 19. PMID: 29429579.
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    10. Babic B, Volpe AA, Merola S, Mauer E, Cozacov Y, Ko C, Michelassi F, Saldinger P. Sustained culture and surgical outcome improvement. Am J Surg. 2018 Feb 16. PMID: 29482831.
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    11. Hu QL, Ellis RJ, Ko C. Databases for surgical health services research: National cancer database. Surgery. 2018 Feb 15. PMID: 29455842.
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    12. Childers CP, Siletz AE, Singer ES, Faltermeier C, Hu QL, Ko C, Golladay GJ, Kates SL, Wick EC, Maggard-Gibbons M. Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Elective Total Joint Replacement Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2018; 9:2151458518754451. PMID: 29468091.
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    13. Stey AM, Vinocur CD, Moss RL, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Kraemer K, Ko C, Kenney BD, Berman L. Hospital variation in rates of concurrent fundoplication during gastrostomy enteral access procedures. Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb 05. PMID: 29404734.
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    14. Ellis RJ, Liu JY, Ko C. Databases for surgical health services research: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Surgery. 2018 Feb 03. PMID: 29402449.
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    15. Liu JB, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko C, Sweitzer BJ. Defining the Intrinsic Cardiac Risks of Operations to Improve Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessments. Anesthesiology. 2018 Feb; 128(2):283-292. PMID: 29337744.
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    16. Hornor MA, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Ko C. Using Confidential Clinical Data Registries for Public Reporting and Pay for Performance. Ann Surg. 2018 Feb; 267(2):231-232. PMID: 28742710.
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    17. Berian JR, Rosenthal RA, Baker TL, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko C, Russell MM. Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult: A Report From the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery. Ann Surg. 2018 Feb; 267(2):280-290. PMID: 28277408.
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    18. Squitieri L, Waxman DA, Mangione CM, Saliba D, Ko C, Needleman J, Ganz DA. Evaluation of the Present-on-Admission Indicator among Hospitalized Fee-for-Service Medicare Patients with a Pressure Ulcer Diagnosis: Coding Patterns and Impact on Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Rates. Health Serv Res. 2018 Jan 25. PMID: 29552746.
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    19. Stone AB, Yuan CT, Rosen MA, Grant MC, Benishek LE, Hanahan E, Lubomski LH, Ko C, Wick EC. Barriers to and Facilitators of Implementing Enhanced Recovery Pathways Using an Implementation Framework: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 17. PMID: 29344622.
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    20. Liu JB, Sosa JA, Grogan RH, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko C, Hall BL. Variation of Thyroidectomy-Specific Outcomes Among Hospitals and Their Association With Risk Adjustment and Hospital Performance. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 17; 153(1):e174593. PMID: 29188293.
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    21. Cohen ME, Liu Y, Liu JB, Ko C, Hall BL. Use of a Single CPT Code for Risk Adjustment in American College of Surgeons NSQIP Database: Is There Potential Bias with Practice-Pattern Differences in Multiple Procedures under the Same Anesthetic? J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Mar; 226(3):309-316. PMID: 29309942.
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    22. Berger ER, Huffman KM, Fraker T, Petrick AT, Brethauer SA, Hall BL, Ko C, Morton JM. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Bariatric Surgery Readmissions: Findings From 130,007 Admissions in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Ann Surg. 2018 Jan; 267(1):122-131. PMID: 27849660.
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    23. Liu JB, Berian JR, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko C, Hall BL. Procedure-Specific Trends in Surgical Outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan; 226(1):30-36.e4. PMID: 29195912.
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    24. Wandling MW, Ko C, Bankey PE, Cribari C, Cryer HG, Diaz JJ, Duane TM, Hameed SM, Hutter MM, Metzler MH, Regner JL, Reilly PM, Reines HD, Sperry JL, Staudenmayer KL, Utter GH, Crandall ML, Bilimoria KY, Nathens AB. Expanding the scope of quality measurement in surgery to include nonoperative care: Results from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program emergency general surgery pilot. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):837-845. PMID: 29068873.
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    25. Berian JR, Ban KA, Liu JB, Ko C, Feldman LS, Thacker JK. Adherence to Enhanced Recovery Protocols in NSQIP and Association With Colectomy Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2017 Oct 23. PMID: 29064887.
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    26. Berian JR, Zhou L, Hornor MA, Russell MM, Cohen ME, Finlayson E, Ko C, Robinson TN, Rosenthal RA. Optimizing Surgical Quality Datasets to Care for Older Adults: Lessons from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Geriatric Surgery Pilot. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Dec; 225(6):702-712.e1. PMID: 29054389.
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    27. Liu JB, Ban KA, Berian JR, Hutter MM, Huffman KM, Liu Y, Hoyt DB, Hall BL, Ko C. Concurrent bariatric operations and association with perioperative outcomes: registry based cohort study. BMJ. 2017 Sep 26; 358:j4244. PMID: 28951446.
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    28. Liu JB, Berian JR, Ban KA, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Angelos P, Matthews JB, Hoyt DB, Hall BL, Ko C. Outcomes of Concurrent Operations: Results From the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Ann Surg. 2017 09; 266(3):411-420. PMID: 28650359.
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    29. Ban KA, Gibbons MM, Ko C, Wick EC. Surgical Technical Evidence Review for Colorectal Surgery Conducted for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Oct; 225(4):548-557.e3. PMID: 28797562.
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    30. Cohen ME, Hall BL, Liu Y, Ko C. Response to "Does Participation in the ACS-NSQIP Improve Outcomes?" Ann Surg. 2017 08; 266(2):e33-e34. PMID: 28692562.
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    31. Squitieri L, Ganz DA, Mangione CM, Needleman J, Romano PS, Saliba D, Ko C, Waxman DA. Consistency of pressure injury documentation across interfacility transfers. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Mar; 27(3):182-189. PMID: 28754811.
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    32. Berian JR, Zhou L, Russell MM, Hornor MA, Cohen ME, Finlayson E, Ko C, Rosenthal RA, Robinson TN. Postoperative Delirium as a Target for Surgical Quality Improvement. Ann Surg. 2017 Jul 24. PMID: 28742701.
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    33. Sellers MM, Fordham M, Miller CW, Ko C, Kelz RR. The Quality In-Training Initiative: Giving Residents Data to Learn Clinical Effectiveness. J Surg Educ. 2018 Mar - Apr; 75(2):397-402. PMID: 28729189.
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    34. Liu JB, D'Angelica MI, Ko C. The Randomized Registry Trial: Two Birds, One Stone. Ann Surg. 2017 06; 265(6):1064-1065. PMID: 28121676.
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    35. Ban KA, Minei JP, Laronga C, Harbrecht BG, Jensen EH, Fry DE, Itani KMF, Dellinger EP, Ko C, Duane TM. Executive Summary of the American College of Surgeons/Surgical Infection Society Surgical Site Infection Guidelines-2016 Update. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 May/Jun; 18(4):379-382. PMID: 28541808.
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    36. Cohen ME, Liu Y, Ko C, Hall BL. An Examination of American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Accuracy. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May; 224(5):787-795.e1. PMID: 28389191.
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    37. Liu JB, Pusic AL, Temple LK, Ko C. Patient-reported outcomes in surgery: Listening to patients improves quality of care. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2017 03; 102(3):19-23. PMID: 28920657.
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    38. Liu JB, Berian JR, Chen S, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL, Ko C. Postoperative Complications and Hospital Payment: Implications for Achieving Value. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May; 224(5):779-786.e2. PMID: 28137536.
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    39. Skube SJ, Hu Z, Arsoniadis EG, Simon GJ, Wick EC, Ko C, Melton GB. Characterizing Surgical Site Infection Signals in Clinical Notes. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017; 245:955-959. PMID: 29295241.
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    40. Liu JB, Huffman KM, Palis BE, Shulman LN, Winchester DP, Ko C, Hall BL. Reliability of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Quality of Care Measures for Hospital and Surgeon Profiling. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Feb; 224(2):180-190.e8. PMID: 27979711.
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    41. Russell MM, Berian JR, Rosenthal RA, Ko C. Improving quality in geriatric surgery: A blueprint from the American College of Surgeons. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2016 12; 101(12):22-8. PMID: 28936858.
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    42. Wandling MW, Hungness ES, Pavey ES, Stulberg JJ, Schwab B, Yang AD, Shapiro MB, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Nathens AB. Nationwide Assessment of Trends in Choledocholithiasis Management in the United States From 1998 to 2013. JAMA Surg. 2016 12 01; 151(12):1125-1130. PMID: 27556900.
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    43. Cohen ME, Liu Y, Huffman KM, Ko C, Hall BL. On-demand Reporting of Risk-adjusted and Smoothed Rates for Quality Profiling in ACS NSQIP. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec; 264(6):966-972. PMID: 27115903.
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    44. Sacks GD, Dawes AJ, Ettner SL, Brook RH, Fox CR, Russell MM, Ko C, Maggard-Gibbons M. Impact of a Risk Calculator on Risk Perception and Surgical Decision Making: A Randomized Trial. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec; 264(6):889-895. PMID: 27192347.
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    45. Sacks GD, Dawes AJ, Ettner SL, Brook RH, Fox CR, Maggard-Gibbons M, Ko C, Russell MM. Surgeon Perception of Risk and Benefit in the Decision to Operate. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec; 264(6):896-903. PMID: 27192348.
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    46. Ban KA, Minei JP, Laronga C, Harbrecht BG, Jensen EH, Fry DE, Itani KM, Dellinger EP, Ko C, Duane TM. American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jan; 224(1):59-74. PMID: 27915053.
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    47. Stulberg JJ, Pavey ES, Cohen ME, Ko C, 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. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Feb; 224(2):143-148.e1. PMID: 27884801.
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    48. Liu JB, Weber SM, Berian JR, Chen S, Cohen ME, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Role of Operative Complexity Variables in Risk Adjustment for Patients With Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2016 11 01; 151(11):1084-1086. PMID: 27486963.
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    49. Liu JB, Ko C. Disparities in Rectal Cancer: Moving from Descriptions to Solutions. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Feb; 24(2):299-301. PMID: 27743226.
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    50. Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko C, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL. Considerations in Releasing Equations for the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator: In Reply to Wanderer and Ehrenfeld. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Oct; 223(4):674-5. PMID: 27687839.
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    51. Ban KA, Cohen ME, Ko C, Friedberg MW, Stulberg JJ, Zhou L, Hall BL, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation of the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard "Adjusted Complication Rate" Measure Specifications. Ann Surg. 2016 10; 264(4):566-74. PMID: 27433895.
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    52. Kraemer K, Cohen ME, Liu Y, Barnhart DC, Rangel SJ, Saito JM, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Hall BL. Development and Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Nov; 223(5):685-693. PMID: 27666656.
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    53. Berian JR, Mohanty S, Ko C, Rosenthal RA, Robinson TN. Association of Loss of Independence With Readmission and Death After Discharge in Older Patients After Surgical Procedures. JAMA Surg. 2016 09 21; 151(9):e161689. PMID: 27409710.
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    54. Berger ER, Clements RH, Morton JM, Huffman KM, Wolfe BM, Nguyen NT, Ko C, Hutter MM. The Impact of Different Surgical Techniques on Outcomes in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies: The First Report from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Ann Surg. 2016 09; 264(3):464-73. PMID: 27433904.
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    55. Kunitake H, Russell MM, Zheng P, Yothers G, Land SR, Petersen L, Fehrenbacher L, Giguere JK, Wickerham DL, Ko C, Ganz PA. Quality of life and symptoms in long-term survivors of colorectal cancer: results from NSABP protocol LTS-01. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Feb; 11(1):111-118. PMID: 27562475.
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    56. Liu Y, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Evaluation and Enhancement of Calibration in the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug; 223(2):231-9. PMID: 27212006.
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    57. Wakeam E, Hyder JA, Lipsitz SR, Cohen ME, Orgill DP, Zinner MJ, Ko C, Hall BL, Finlayson SR. Hospital-level Variation in Secondary Complications After Surgery. Ann Surg. 2016 Mar; 263(3):493-501. PMID: 25876007.
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    58. Berian JR, Ko C, Angelos P. Surgical Professionalism: The Inspiring Surgeon of the Modern Era. Ann Surg. 2016 Mar; 263(3):428-9. PMID: 26445477.
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    59. Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Hedges LV, Dahlke AR, Love R, Cohen ME, Tarpley J, Mellinger J, Mahvi DM, Kelz RR, Ko C, 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 Mar; 151(3):273-81. PMID: 26720622.
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    60. Berian JR, Paruch JL, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Dahlke AR, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Does Performance Vary Within the Same Hospital When Separately Examining Different Patient Subgroups? J Am Coll Surg. 2016 May; 222(5):790-797.e1. PMID: 27016904.
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    61. 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 C, Odell DD, Stulberg JJ, Lewis FR. National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 25; 374(8):713-27. PMID: 26836220.
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    62. Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Dawes AJ, Weiss RE, Russell MM, Brook RH, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Variation in Hospital Use of Postacute Care After Surgery and the Association With Care Quality. Med Care. 2016 Feb; 54(2):172-9. PMID: 26595222.
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    63. Cohen ME, Liu Y, Ko C, Hall BL. Improved Surgical Outcomes for ACS NSQIP Hospitals Over Time: Evaluation of Hospital Cohorts With up to 8 Years of Participation. Ann Surg. 2016 Feb; 263(2):267-73. PMID: 25723845.
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    64. Stey AM, Vinocur CD, Moss RL, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Kraemer K, Ko C, Kenney BD. Variation in intraoperative and postoperative red blood cell transfusion in pediatric surgery. Transfusion. 2016 Mar; 56(3):666-72. PMID: 26814050.
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    65. Mohanty S, Rosenthal RA, Russell MM, Neuman MD, Ko C, Esnaola NF. Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient: A Best Practices Guideline from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the American Geriatrics Society. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 May; 222(5):930-47. PMID: 27049783.
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    66. Lawson EH, Louie R, Zingmond DS, Sacks GD, Brook RH, Hall BL, Ko C. Using Both Clinical Registry and Administrative Claims Data to Measure Risk-adjusted Surgical Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2016 Jan; 263(1):50-7. PMID: 25405553.
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    67. Anazawa T, Paruch JL, Miyata H, Gotoh M, Ko C, Cohen ME, Hirahara N, Zhou L, Konno H, Wakabayashi G, Sugihara K, Mori M. Comparison of National Operative Mortality in Gastroenterological Surgery Using Web-based Prospective Data Entry Systems. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Dec; 94(49):e2194. PMID: 26656350; PMCID: PMC5008495.
    68. Rajaram R, Paruch JL, Mohanty S, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Winchester DP, Patel JD, DeCamp MM. Patterns and Predictors of Chemotherapy Use for Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 101(2):533-40. PMID: 26507427.
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    69. Dawes AJ, Reardon S, Chen VL, Kaiser W, Russell MM, Ko C, Lin AY. Wireless Technology to Track Surgical Patients after Discharge: A Pilot Study. Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):1061-6. PMID: 26463309.
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    70. Dawes AJ, Sacks GD, Cryer HG, Gruen JP, Preston C, Gorospe D, Cohen M, McArthur DL, Russell MM, Maggard-Gibbons M, Ko C. Compliance With Evidence-Based Guidelines and Interhospital Variation in Mortality for Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. JAMA Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(10):965-72. PMID: 26200744.
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    71. Hall BL, Huffman KM, Hamilton BH, Paruch JL, Zhou L, Richards KE, Cohen ME, Ko C. Profiling Individual Surgeon Performance Using Information from a High-Quality Clinical Registry: Opportunities and Limitations. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Nov; 221(5):901-13. PMID: 26363711.
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    72. Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Dawes AJ, Russell MM, Maggard-Gibbons M, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Relationship Between Hospital Performance on a Patient Satisfaction Survey and Surgical Quality. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(9):858-64. PMID: 26108091.
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    73. Stey AM, Kenney BD, Cohen ME, Moss RL, Hall BL, Berman L, Kraemer K, Ko C, Vinocur CD. Estimating Adverse Events After Gastrostomy Tube Placement. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 16(2):129-35. PMID: 26306663.
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    74. Rajaram R, Chung JW, Cohen ME, Dahlke AR, Yang AD, Meeks JJ, Ko C, Tarpley JL, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Association of the 2011 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform with Postoperative Patient Outcomes in Surgical Specialties. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep; 221(3):748-57. PMID: 26228013.
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    75. Cohen ME, Hall BL, Liu Y, Ko C. Evaluating the Benefits of ACS-NSQIP. Ann Surg. 2015 Jul 01. PMID: 26135692.
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    76. Huffman KM, Cohen ME, Ko C, Hall BL. A Comprehensive Evaluation of Statistical Reliability in ACS NSQIP Profiling Models. Ann Surg. 2015 Jun; 261(6):1108-13. PMID: 25211276.
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    77. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Ko C. Reply to Letter: "Ability to Prevent Death as a Sequelae of Morbidity May Be an Additional Indicator of Hospital Quality". Ann Surg. 2015 Jun; 261(6):e158-9. PMID: 24263330.
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    78. Sacks GD, Shannon EM, Dawes AJ, Rollo JC, Nguyen DK, Russell MM, Ko C, Maggard-Gibbons MA. Teamwork, communication and safety climate: a systematic review of interventions to improve surgical culture. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jul; 24(7):458-67. PMID: 26002946.
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    79. Rajaram R, Ju MH, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, DeCamp MM. National evaluation of hospital readmission after pulmonary resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec; 150(6):1508-14.e2. PMID: 26092506.
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    80. Ko C, Hall BL, Hart AJ, Cohen ME, Hoyt DB. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: achieving better and safer surgery. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 May; 41(5):199-204. PMID: 25977246.
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    81. Mohanty S, Liu Y, Paruch JL, Kmiecik TE, Cohen ME, Ko C, 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 May; 150(5):480-4. PMID: 25806660.
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    82. Stey AM, Russell MM, Zingmond DS, Gibbons MM, Hall BL, Needleman J, Lawson EH, Liu N, Ko C. Using Merged Clinical and Claims Registry Data to Identify High Utilizers of Surgical Inpatient Care 1 Year after Colectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Aug; 221(2):441-51.e1. PMID: 26141469.
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    83. 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. J Surg Res. 2015 Jun 15; 196(2):221-8. PMID: 25881789.
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    84. Stey AM, Kenney BD, Moss RL, Hall BL, Berman L, Cohen ME, Kraemer K, Ko C, Vinocur CD. A risk calculator predicting postoperative adverse events in neonates undergoing major abdominal or thoracic surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun; 50(6):987-91. PMID: 25824439.
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    85. Sacks GD, Lawson EH, Dawes AJ, Gibbons MM, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Which Patients Require More Care after Hospital Discharge? An Analysis of Post-Acute Care Use among Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1113-1121.e2. PMID: 25872686.
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    86. Dawes AJ, Sacks GD, Cryer HG, Gruen JP, Preston C, Gorospe D, Cohen M, McArthur DL, Russell MM, Maggard-Gibbons M, Ko C. Intracranial pressure monitoring and inpatient mortality in severe traumatic brain injury: A propensity score-matched analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar; 78(3):492-501; discussion 501-2. PMID: 25710418.
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    87. Stey AM, Russell MM, Sugar CA, Hall BL, Zingmond DS, Lawson EH, Ko C. Extending the value of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program claims dataset to study long-term outcomes: Rate of repeat ventral hernia repair. Surgery. 2015 Jun; 157(6):1157-65. PMID: 25731782.
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    88. In H, Simon CA, Phillips JL, Posner MC, Ko C, Winchester DP. The quest for population-level cancer recurrence data; current deficiencies and targets for improvement. J Surg Oncol. 2015 May; 111(6):657-62. PMID: 25690414.
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    89. Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Williams MV, Tsai TC, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States. JAMA. 2015 Feb 03; 313(5):483-95. PMID: 25647204.
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    90. Ko C, Paruch JL, Hoyt DB. Achieving high-quality surgical care: observations from the American College of Surgeons Quality of Care Programs. Ann Surg. 2015 Feb; 261(2):240. PMID: 25565123.
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    91. Lawson EH, Zingmond DS, Hall BL, Louie R, Brook RH, Ko C. Comparison between clinical registry and medicare claims data on the classification of hospital quality of surgical care. Ann Surg. 2015 Feb; 261(2):290-6. PMID: 25569029.
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    92. Stey AM, Russell MM, Ko C, Sacks GD, Dawes AJ, Gibbons MM. Clinical registries and quality measurement in surgery: a systematic review. Surgery. 2015 Feb; 157(2):381-95. PMID: 25616951.
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    93. Ju MH, Ko C, Hall BL, Bosk CL, Bilimoria KY, Wick EC. A comparison of 2 surgical site infection monitoring systems. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan; 150(1):51-7. PMID: 25426765.
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    102. Paruch JL, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. A case for improving measurement of intraoperative iatrogenic injuries. JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):887-8. PMID: 25006838.
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    105. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Paruch JL, Fleming JB, Talamonti MS, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Postoperative complications reduce adjuvant chemotherapy use in resectable pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg. 2014 Aug; 260(2):372-7. PMID: 24374509.
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    108. Miyata H, Gotoh M, Hashimoto H, Motomura N, Murakami A, Tomotaki A, Hirahara N, Ono M, Ko C, Iwanaka T. Challenges and prospects of a clinical database linked to the board certification system. Surg Today. 2014 Nov; 44(11):1991-9. PMID: 24849141.
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    113. Stey AM, Ko C, Hall BL, Louie R, Lawson EH, Gibbons MM, Zingmond DS, Russell MM. Are procedures codes in claims data a reliable indicator of intraoperative splenic injury compared with clinical registry data? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Aug; 219(2):237-44.e1. PMID: 24891210.
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    114. Paruch JL, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Ko C, Posner MC, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Weber SM. Impact of hepatectomy surgical complexity on outcomes and hospital quality rankings. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun; 21(6):1773-80. PMID: 24558060.
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    115. Hoffman RL, Bartlett EK, Ko C, Mahmoud N, Karakousis GC, Kelz RR. Early discharge and readmission after colorectal resection. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):579-86. PMID: 24661387.
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    116. Stey AM, Moss RL, Kraemer K, Cohen ME, Ko C, Lee Hall B. The importance of extreme weight percentile in postoperative morbidity in children. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May; 218(5):988-96. PMID: 24680569.
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    117. Lawson EH, Hall BL, Louie R, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Identification of modifiable factors for reducing readmission after colectomy: a national analysis. Surgery. 2014 May; 155(5):754-66. PMID: 24787101.
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    118. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Pitt HA, Winchester DP, Posner MC, Ko C, Pawlik TM. National assessment of margin status as a quality indicator after pancreatic cancer surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr; 21(4):1067-74. PMID: 24337612.
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    119. Lawson EH, Ko C, Adams JL, Chow WB, Hall BL. Reliability of evaluating hospital quality by colorectal surgical site infection type. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec; 258(6):994-1000. PMID: 23657082.
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    120. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Mulcahy MF, Chung JW, Abbott DE, Kmiecik TE, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Effect of postoperative complications on adjuvant chemotherapy use for stage III colon cancer. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec; 258(6):847-53. PMID: 24169157.
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    122. Dahlke AR, Chung JW, Holl JL, Ko C, 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. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar; 218(3):374-80, 380.e1-5. PMID: 24468223; PMCID: PMC4324751.
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    126. Bilimoria KY, Liu Y, Paruch JL, Zhou L, Kmiecik TE, Ko C, Cohen ME. Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov; 217(5):833-42.e1-3. PMID: 24055383; PMCID: PMC3805776.
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    128. Lawson EH, Hall BL, Ko C. Risk factors for superficial vs deep/organ-space surgical site infections: implications for quality improvement initiatives. JAMA Surg. 2013 Sep; 148(9):849-58. PMID: 23864108.
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    129. Saito JM, Chen LE, Hall BL, Kraemer K, Barnhart DC, Byrd C, Cohen ME, Fei C, Heiss KF, Huffman K, Ko C, Latus M, Meara JG, Oldham KT, Raval MV, Richards KE, Shah RK, Sutton LC, Vinocur CD, Moss RL. Risk-adjusted hospital outcomes for children's surgery. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep; 132(3):e677-88. PMID: 23918898.
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    130. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, Paruch JL, Weber SM, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Effect of cancer surgery complexity on short-term outcomes, risk predictions, and hospital comparisons. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Oct; 217(4):685-93. PMID: 23830986.
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    132. Lawson EH, Hall BL, Louie R, Ettner SL, Zingmond DS, Han L, Rapp M, Ko C. Association between occurrence of a postoperative complication and readmission: implications for quality improvement and cost savings. Ann Surg. 2013 Jul; 258(1):10-8. PMID: 23579579.
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    133. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Chung JW, Paruch JL, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Differences in patients, surgical complexity, and outcomes after cancer surgery at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers compared to other hospitals. Med Care. 2013 Jul; 51(7):606-13. PMID: 23604012.
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    135. Bilimoria K, Ko C. ACS Clinical Scholars-in-Residence Program offers unique research and educational opportunity. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Mar; 98(3):72-3. PMID: 23540156.
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    137. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Winchester DP, Stewart AK, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Effect of including cancer-specific variables on risk-adjusted hospital surgical quality comparisons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun; 20(6):1766-73. PMID: 23354565.
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    142. Girotti ME, Ko C, Dimick JB. Hospital morbidity rankings and complication severity in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 57(1):158-64. PMID: 23141676; PMCID: PMC3529764.
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    145. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Phillips JD, DeCamp MM, Sherman KL, Ko C, 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. Arch Surg. 2012 Nov; 147(11):1009-16. PMID: 23165615.
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    146. Lawson EH, Gibbons MM, Ko C, Shekelle PG. The appropriateness method has acceptable reliability and validity for assessing overuse and underuse of surgical procedures. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Nov; 65(11):1133-43. PMID: 23017632.
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    147. Chow WB, Merkow RP, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko C. Association between postoperative complications and reoperation for patients undergoing geriatric surgery and the effect of reoperation on mortality. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1137-42. PMID: 23025958.
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    148. Chow WB, Rosenthal RA, Merkow RP, Ko C, Esnaola NF. Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: a best practices guideline from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct; 215(4):453-66. PMID: 22917646.
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    149. Kneuertz PJ, Pitt HA, Bilimoria KY, Smiley JP, Cohen ME, Ko C, Pawlik TM. Risk of morbidity and mortality following hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Sep; 16(9):1727-35. PMID: 22760965.
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    150. Ko C, Merkow RP. Outcomes research in surgical oncology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012 Jul; 21(3):xv-xvi. PMID: 22583999.
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    151. Ingraham AM, Haas B, Cohen ME, Ko C, Nathens AB. Comparison of hospital performance in trauma vs emergency and elective general surgery: implications for acute care surgery quality improvement. Arch Surg. 2012 Jul; 147(7):591-8. PMID: 22430094.
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    153. Kidwell KM, Yothers G, Ganz PA, Land SR, Ko C, Cecchini RS, Kopec JA, Wolmark N. Long-term neurotoxicity effects of oxaliplatin added to fluorouracil and leucovorin as adjuvant therapy for colon cancer: results from National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project trials C-07 and LTS-01. Cancer. 2012 Nov 15; 118(22):5614-22. PMID: 22569841; PMCID: PMC4131537.
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    155. Dimick JB, Ghaferi AA, Osborne NH, Ko C, Hall BL. Reliability adjustment for reporting hospital outcomes with surgery. Ann Surg. 2012 Apr; 255(4):703-7. PMID: 22388108.
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    156. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Dimick JB, Wang E, Chow WB, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Relevance of the c-statistic when evaluating risk-adjustment models in surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 May; 214(5):822-30. PMID: 22440055.
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    157. Manwaring ML, Ko C, Fleshman JW, Beck DE, Schoetz DJ, Senagore AJ, Ricciardi R, Temple LK, Morris AM, Delaney CP. Identification of consensus-based quality end points for colorectal surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Mar; 55(3):294-301. PMID: 22469796.
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    158. Lawson EH, Hall BL, Esnaola NF, Ko C. Identifying worsening surgical site infection performance: control charts versus risk-adjusted rate outlier status. Am J Med Qual. 2012 Sep-Oct; 27(5):391-7. PMID: 22326982.
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    159. Bilimoria K, Ko C. Clinical scholars in residence program: A beneficial experience for surgical residents and the ACS. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Feb; 97(2):51-2. PMID: 24010257.
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    160. Livhits M, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Parikh JA, Dutson E, Mehran A, Ko C, Gibbons MM. Preoperative predictors of weight loss following bariatric surgery: systematic review. Obes Surg. 2012 Jan; 22(1):70-89. PMID: 21833817.
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    162. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Gordon HS, Stewart AK, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Effect of histologic subtype on treatment and outcomes for esophageal cancer in the United States. Cancer. 2012 Jul 01; 118(13):3268-76. PMID: 22006369.
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    164. Zenilman ME, Chow WB, Ko C, Ibrahim AM, Makary MA, Lagoo-Deenadayalan S, Dardik A, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Sosa JA, Tummel E, Gould LJ, Segev DL, Berger JC. New developments in geriatric surgery. Curr Probl Surg. 2011 Oct; 48(10):670-754. PMID: 21907843.
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    166. Hutter MM, Schirmer BD, Jones DB, Ko C, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Nguyen NT. First report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has morbidity and effectiveness positioned between the band and the bypass. Ann Surg. 2011 Sep; 254(3):410-20; discussion 420-2. PMID: 21865942; PMCID: PMC3339264.
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    168. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Use of multimodality neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer in the United States: assessment of 987 hospitals. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Feb; 19(2):357-64. PMID: 21769460.
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    169. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Cohen ME, Barnett CC, Raval MV, Caprini JA, Gordon HS, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Post-discharge venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery: extending the case for extended prophylaxis. Ann Surg. 2011 Jul; 254(1):131-7. PMID: 21527843.
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    170. Livhits M, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Parikh JA, Dutson E, Mehran A, Ko C, Gibbons MM. Patient behaviors associated with weight regain after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Jul-Sep; 5(3):e169-266. PMID: 24331108.
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    171. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Raval MV, Ko C, Nathens AB. Variation in quality of care after emergency general surgery procedures in the elderly. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):1039-48. PMID: 21620289.
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    172. Kao LS, Ghaferi AA, Ko C, Dimick JB. Reliability of superficial surgical site infections as a hospital quality measure. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Aug; 213(2):231-5. PMID: 21622011; PMCID: PMC3144290.
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    174. Lawson EH, Wang X, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Tanzman H, Ko C. Morbidity and mortality after colorectal procedures: comparison of data from the American College of Surgeons case log system and the ACS NSQIP. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):1077-85. PMID: 21470879.
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    175. Bilimoria KY, Ko C, 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. Ann Surg. 2011 Apr; 253(4):779-85. PMID: 21475020.
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    176. Livhits M, Gibbons MM, de Virgilio C, O'Connell JB, Leonardi MJ, Ko C, Zingmond DS. Coronary revascularization after myocardial infarction can reduce risks of noncardiac surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):1018-26. PMID: 21441043.
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    177. Raval MV, Wang X, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Bentrem DJ, Dimick JB, Flynn T, Hall BL, Ko C. The influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 May; 212(5):889-98. PMID: 21398151.
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    178. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Raval MV, Ko C, Nathens AB. Effect of trauma center status on 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Mar; 212(3):277-86. PMID: 21356485.
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    179. Raval MV, Hamilton BH, Ingraham AM, Ko C, Hall BL. The importance of assessing both inpatient and outpatient surgical quality. Ann Surg. 2011 Mar; 253(3):611-8. PMID: 21183845.
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    180. Scher KS, Tisnado DM, Rose DE, Adams JL, Ko C, Malin JL, Ganz PA, Kahn KL. Physician and Practice Characteristics Influencing Tumor Board Attendance: Results From the Provider Survey of the Los Angeles Women's Health Study. J Oncol Pract. 2011 Mar; 7(2):103-10. PMID: 21731518; PMCID: PMC3051855.
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    182. Raval MV, Dillon PW, Bruny JL, Ko C, Hall BL, Moss RL, Oldham KT, Richards KE, Vinocur CD, Ziegler MM. Pediatric American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: feasibility of a novel, prospective assessment of surgical outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan; 46(1):115-21. PMID: 21238651.
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    183. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Raval MV, Ko C, Nathens AB. Comparison of hospital performance in emergency versus elective general surgery operations at 198 hospitals. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan; 212(1):20-28.e1. PMID: 21184955.
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    185. Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Eskandari MK, Ingraham AM, Hall BL, Randolph B, Ko C, Morton JM. The role of Surgical Champions in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program--a national survey. J Surg Res. 2011 Mar; 166(1):e15-25. PMID: 21176914.
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    186. Osborne NH, Ko C, Upchurch GR, Dimick JB. The impact of adjusting for reliability on hospital quality rankings in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jan; 53(1):1-5. PMID: 21093202.
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    187. Kunitake H, Zheng P, Yothers G, Land SR, Fehrenbacher L, Giguere JK, Wickerham DL, Wickerham L, Ganz PA, Ko C. Routine preventive care and cancer surveillance in long-term survivors of colorectal cancer: results from National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Protocol LTS-01. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Dec 20; 28(36):5274-9. PMID: 21079140; PMCID: PMC3018360.
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    189. Horner DJ, Wendel CS, Skeps R, Rawl SM, Grant M, Schmidt CM, Ko C, Krouse RS. Positive correlation of employment and psychological well-being for veterans with major abdominal surgery. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):585-90. PMID: 21056133.
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    190. Popek S, Grant M, Gemmill R, Wendel CS, Mohler MJ, Rawl SM, Baldwin CM, Ko C, Schmidt CM, Krouse RS. Overcoming challenges: life with an ostomy. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):640-5. PMID: 21056145.
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    192. Wasif N, Etzioni D, Maggard MA, Tomlinson JS, Ko C. Trends, patterns, and outcomes in the management of malignant colonic polyps in the general population of the United States. Cancer. 2011 Mar 01; 117(5):931-7. PMID: 20960490.
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    193. Duffy JP, Kao K, Ko C, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Hong JC, Venick RS, Feist S, Goldstein L, Saab S, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Long-term patient outcome and quality of life after liver transplantation: analysis of 20-year survivors. Ann Surg. 2010 Oct; 252(4):652-61. PMID: 20881772.
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    194. Raval MV, Sturgeon C, Bentrem DJ, Elaraj DM, Stewart AK, Winchester DJ, Ko C, Reynolds M. Influence of lymph node metastases on survival in pediatric medullary thyroid cancer. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Oct; 45(10):1947-54. PMID: 20920711.
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    195. Livhits M, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Parikh JA, Dutson E, Mehran A, Ko C, Gibbons MM. Behavioral factors associated with successful weight loss after gastric bypass. Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1139-42. PMID: 21105629.
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    196. Chen F, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Puig M, Ko C, Kahn KL, Ganz PA, Gibbons MM. Improving breast cancer quality of care with the use of patient navigators. Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1043-6. PMID: 21105605.
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    197. Raval MV, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Dimick JB, Osborne NH, Hamilton BH, Ko C, Hall BL. Improving American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk adjustment: incorporation of a novel procedure risk score. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Dec; 211(6):715-23. PMID: 20846884.
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    198. Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Wang X, Bentrem DJ, Ingraham AM, Richards K, Hall BL, Ko C. Comparison of outlier identification methods in hospital surgical quality improvement programs. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Oct; 14(10):1600-7. PMID: 20824379.
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    199. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Hall BL, Russell TR, Nathens AB. Effect of delay to operation on outcomes in adults with acute appendicitis. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):886-92. PMID: 20855760.
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    200. Parikh P, Shiloach M, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Hall BL, Pitt HA. Pancreatectomy risk calculator: an ACS-NSQIP resource. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Sep; 12(7):488-97. PMID: 20815858; PMCID: PMC3030758.
    201. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Pritts TA, Ko C, Esposito TJ. Comparison of outcomes after laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for acute appendicitis at 222 ACS NSQIP hospitals. Surgery. 2010 Oct; 148(4):625-35; discussion 635-7. PMID: 20797745.
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    202. Osborne NH, Ko C, Upchurch GR, Dimick JB. Evaluating parsimonious risk-adjustment models for comparing hospital outcomes with vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 52(2):400-5. PMID: 20670776.
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    203. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Ko C, Hall BL. A current profile and assessment of north american cholecystectomy: results from the american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Aug; 211(2):176-86. PMID: 20670855.
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    204. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Ko C, Nathens AB, Hall BL. Comparison of 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery procedures: potential for targeted improvement. Surgery. 2010 Aug; 148(2):217-38. PMID: 20633727.
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    205. Wasif N, Bentrem DJ, Farrell JJ, Ko C, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Tomlinson JS. Invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm versus sporadic pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a stage-matched comparison of outcomes. Cancer. 2010 Jul 15; 116(14):3369-77. PMID: 20564064; PMCID: PMC2902567.
    206. Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Bentrem DJ, Richards K, Hall BL, Ko C. Effect of postdischarge morbidity and mortality on comparisons of hospital surgical quality. Ann Surg. 2010 Jul; 252(1):183-90. PMID: 20531000.
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    207. Kunitake H, Zingmond DS, Ryoo J, Ko C. Caring for octogenarian and nonagenarian patients with colorectal cancer: what should our standards and expectations be? Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 May; 53(5):735-43. PMID: 20389207.
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    208. Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Ko C, Reynolds M. Utilization of total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer in children. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Oct; 17(10):2545-53. PMID: 20429037.
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    209. Wasif N, Ko C, Farrell J, Wainberg Z, Hines OJ, Reber H, Tomlinson JS. Impact of tumor grade on prognosis in pancreatic cancer: should we include grade in AJCC staging? Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Sep; 17(9):2312-20. PMID: 20422460; PMCID: PMC2924500.
    210. Dimick JB, Osborne NH, Hall BL, Ko C, Birkmeyer JD. Risk adjustment for comparing hospital quality with surgery: how many variables are needed? J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Apr; 210(4):503-8. PMID: 20347744; PMCID: PMC2851222.
    211. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C. Risk-based selective referral for cancer surgery: a potential strategy to improve perioperative outcomes. Ann Surg. 2010 Apr; 251(4):708-16. PMID: 19898231.
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    212. Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C, Reynolds M. Nodal evaluation in Wilms' tumors: analysis of the national cancer data base. Ann Surg. 2010 Mar; 251(3):559-65. PMID: 20083995.
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    213. Livhits M, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Parikh JA, Dutson E, Mehran A, Ko C, Gibbons MM. Exercise following bariatric surgery: systematic review. Obes Surg. 2010 May; 20(5):657-65. PMID: 20180039; PMCID: PMC2850994.
    214. Wasif N, Maggard MA, Ko C, Giuliano AE. Invasive lobular vs. ductal breast cancer: a stage-matched comparison of outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jul; 17(7):1862-9. PMID: 20162457.
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    215. Chen F, Zingmond D, Ko C. More than size matters. Arch Surg. 2010 Feb; 145(2):186. PMID: 20183941.
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    216. Hamilton BH, Ko C, Richards K, Hall BL. Missing data in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program are not missing at random: implications and potential impact on quality assessments. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Feb; 210(2):125-139.e2. PMID: 20113932.
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    217. Wasif N, Maggard MA, Ko C, Giuliano AE. Underuse of axillary dissection for the management of sentinel node micrometastases in breast cancer. Arch Surg. 2010 Feb; 145(2):161-6. PMID: 20157084.
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    218. Mercado C, Zingmond D, Karlan BY, Sekaris E, Gross J, Maggard-Gibbons M, Tomlinson JS, Ko C. Quality of care in advanced ovarian cancer: the importance of provider specialty. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Apr; 117(1):18-22. PMID: 20106512.
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    219. Ingraham AM, Richards KE, Hall BL, Ko C. Quality improvement in surgery: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program approach. Adv Surg. 2010; 44:251-67. PMID: 20919525.
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    220. Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Feinglass JM, Richards KE, Hall BL, Ko C. Comparison of hospital performance in nonemergency versus emergency colorectal operations at 142 hospitals. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Feb; 210(2):155-65. PMID: 20113935.
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    221. Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Richards K, Hall BL. Variability in length of stay after colorectal surgery: assessment of 182 hospitals in the national surgical quality improvement program. Ann Surg. 2009 Dec; 250(6):901-7. PMID: 19953710.
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    222. Rogers SO, Ayanian JZ, Ko C, Kahn KL, Zaslavsky AM, Sandler RS, Keating NL. Surgeons' volume of colorectal cancer procedures and collaborative decision-making about adjuvant therapies. Ann Surg. 2009 Dec; 250(6):895-900. PMID: 19855265; PMCID: PMC3122081.
    223. Halpern MT, Pavluck AL, Ko C, Ward EM. Factors associated with colon cancer stage at diagnosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Dec; 54(12):2680-93. PMID: 19117126.
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    224. Shiloach M, Frencher SK, Steeger JE, Rowell KS, Bartzokis K, Tomeh MG, Richards KE, Ko C, Hall BL. Toward robust information: data quality and inter-rater reliability in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jan; 210(1):6-16. PMID: 20123325.
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    225. Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, Hynes DM, Ko C, Bilimoria KY. Identification of specific quality improvement opportunities for the elderly undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Arch Surg. 2009 Nov; 144(11):1013-20. PMID: 19917937.
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    226. Hall BL, Richards K, Ingraham A, Ko C. New approaches to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: the American College of Surgeons experience. Am J Surg. 2009 Nov; 198(5 Suppl):S56-62. PMID: 19874936.
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    227. Cohen ME, Dimick JB, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Richards K, Hall BL. Risk adjustment in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: a comparison of logistic versus hierarchical modeling. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Dec; 209(6):687-93. PMID: 19959035.
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    228. Lee CN, Ko C. Beyond outcomes--the appropriateness of surgical care. JAMA. 2009 Oct 14; 302(14):1580-1. PMID: 19826028.
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    229. Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko C. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 10; 27(32):5445-51. PMID: 19826131.
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    230. Matula SR, Mercado C, Ko C, Tomlinson JS. Quality of care in surgical oncology. Cancer Control. 2009 Oct; 16(4):303-11. PMID: 19910916.
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    231. Livhits M, Mercado C, Yermilov I, Parikh JA, Dutson E, Mehran A, Ko C, Gibbons MM. Does weight loss immediately before bariatric surgery improve outcomes: a systematic review. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Nov-Dec; 5(6):713-21. PMID: 19879814.
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    232. Hall BL, Hamilton BH, Richards K, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ko C. Does surgical quality improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: an evaluation of all participating hospitals. Ann Surg. 2009 Sep; 250(3):363-76. PMID: 19644350.
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    233. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Richards K, Ko C, Hall BL. Variability in reoperation rates at 182 hospitals: a potential target for quality improvement. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Nov; 209(5):557-64. PMID: 19854394.
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    234. McGory ML, Kao KK, Shekelle PG, Rubenstein LZ, Leonardi MJ, Parikh JA, Fink A, Ko C. Developing quality indicators for elderly surgical patients. Ann Surg. 2009 Aug; 250(2):338-47. PMID: 19638913.
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    235. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C. Comparison of commission on cancer-approved and -nonapproved hospitals in the United States: implications for studies that use the National Cancer Data Base. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Sep 01; 27(25):4177-81. PMID: 19636004.
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    236. Raval MV, Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Bentrem DJ, Ko C. Using the NCDB for cancer care improvement: an introduction to available quality assessment tools. J Surg Oncol. 2009 Jun 15; 99(8):488-90. PMID: 19466738.
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    237. Ganz PA, Land SR, Antonio C, Zheng P, Yothers G, Petersen L, Wickerham DL, Wolmark N, Ko C. Cancer survivorship research: the challenge of recruiting adult long term cancer survivors from a cooperative clinical trials group. J Cancer Surviv. 2009 Sep; 3(3):137-47. PMID: 19526347; PMCID: PMC2714451.
    238. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Lillemoe KD, Talamonti MS, Ko C. Assessment of pancreatic cancer care in the United States based on formally developed quality indicators. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Jun 16; 101(12):848-59. PMID: 19509366; PMCID: PMC2697207.
    239. SooHoo NF, Krenek L, Eagan MJ, Gurbani B, Ko C, Zingmond DS. Complication rates following open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 May; 91(5):1042-9. PMID: 19411451.
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    240. Hall BL, Bilimoria KY, Ko C. Investigations using clinical data registries: observational studies and risk adjustment. Surgery. 2009 Jun; 145(6):602-10. PMID: 19486759.
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    241. Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Hall BL. Development of an American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program: morbidity and mortality risk calculator for colorectal surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jun; 208(6):1009-16. PMID: 19476884.
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    242. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Hansen NM, Bethke KP, Rademaker AW, Ko C, Winchester DP, Winchester DJ. Comparison of sentinel lymph node biopsy alone and completion axillary lymph node dissection for node-positive breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jun 20; 27(18):2946-53. PMID: 19364968.
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    243. Yermilov I, McGory ML, Shekelle PW, Ko C, Maggard MA. Appropriateness criteria for bariatric surgery: beyond the NIH guidelines. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Aug; 17(8):1521-7. PMID: 19343019.
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    244. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Rock CE, Stewart AK, Ko C, Halverson A. Outcomes and prognostic factors for squamous-cell carcinoma of the anal canal: analysis of patients from the National Cancer Data Base. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Apr; 52(4):624-31. PMID: 19404066.
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    245. Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko C, Richards K, Hall BL. Effect of subjective preoperative variables on risk-adjusted assessment of hospital morbidity and mortality. Ann Surg. 2009 Apr; 249(4):682-9. PMID: 19300217.
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    246. Frencher SK, Ryoo JJ, Ko C. Emerging importance of certification: Volume, outcomes, and regionalization of care. J Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar 01; 99(3):131-2. PMID: 18985682.
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    247. Krouse RS, Grant M, Rawl SM, Mohler MJ, Baldwin CM, Coons SJ, McCorkle R, Schmidt CM, Ko C. Coping and acceptance: the greatest challenge for veterans with intestinal stomas. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Mar; 66(3):227-33. PMID: 19232235.
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    248. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Ko C, Bennett CL, Talamonti MS. Small bowel cancer in the United States: changes in epidemiology, treatment, and survival over the last 20 years. Ann Surg. 2009 Jan; 249(1):63-71. PMID: 19106677.
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    249. Soohoo NF, Lieberman JR, Farng E, Park S, Jain S, Ko C. Perioperative quality-of-care measures for patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2009; 19(4):249-53. PMID: 21083530.
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    250. Chen JY, Malin J, Ganz PA, Ko C, Tisnado D, Tao ML, Timmer M, Adams JL, Kahn KL. Variation in physician-patient discussion of breast reconstruction. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jan; 24(1):99-104. PMID: 19023629; PMCID: PMC2607520.
    251. Yermilov I, Bentrem D, Sekeris E, Jain S, Maggard MA, Ko C, Tomlinson JS. Readmissions following pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreas cancer: a population-based appraisal. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar; 16(3):554-61. PMID: 19002528.
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    252. Chen JY, Tao ML, Tisnado D, Malin J, Ko C, Timmer M, Adams JL, Ganz PA, Kahn KL. Impact of physician-patient discussions on patient satisfaction. Med Care. 2008 Nov; 46(11):1157-62. PMID: 18953226; PMCID: PMC2812432.
    253. Yermilov I, Jain S, Sekeris E, Bentrem DJ, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Ko C, Tomlinson JS. Utilization of parenteral nutrition following pancreaticoduodenectomy: is routine jejunostomy tube placement warranted? Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Jul; 54(7):1582-8. PMID: 18958617.
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    254. Campbell DA, Henderson WG, Englesbe MJ, Hall BL, O'Reilly M, Bratzler D, Dellinger EP, Neumayer L, Bass BL, Hutter MM, Schwartz J, Ko C, Itani K, Steinberg SM, Siperstein A, Sawyer RG, Turner DJ, Khuri SF. Surgical site infection prevention: the importance of operative duration and blood transfusion--results of the first American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Best Practices Initiative. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec; 207(6):810-20. PMID: 19183526.
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    255. Parikh JA, Ko C, Maggard MA, Zingmond DS. What is the rate of small bowel obstruction after colectomy? Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):1001-5. PMID: 18942632.
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    256. Yermilov I, Chow W, Devgan L, Makary M, Ko C. How to measure the quality of surgery-related web sites. Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):997-1000. PMID: 18942631.
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    257. Aranda MA, McGory M, Sekeris E, Maggard M, Ko C, Zingmond DS. Do racial/ethnic disparities exist in the utilization of high-volume surgeons for women with ovarian cancer? Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Nov; 111(2):166-72. PMID: 18829086; PMCID: PMC4535425.
    258. Birkmeyer JD, Shahian DM, Dimick JB, Finlayson SR, Flum DR, Ko C, Hall BL. Blueprint for a new American College of Surgeons: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Nov; 207(5):777-82. PMID: 18954793.
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    259. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Stewart AK, Talamonti MS, Winchester DP, Russell TR, Ko C. Lymph node evaluation as a colon cancer quality measure: a national hospital report card. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008 Sep 17; 100(18):1310-7. PMID: 18780863; PMCID: PMC2720724.
    260. Pittman J, Rawl SM, Schmidt CM, Grant M, Ko C, Wendel C, Krouse RS. Demographic and clinical factors related to ostomy complications and quality of life in veterans with an ostomy. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2008 Sep-Oct; 35(5):493-503. PMID: 18794701.
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    261. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Nelson H, Stryker SJ, Stewart AK, Soper NJ, Russell TR, Ko C. Use and outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted colectomy for cancer in the United States. Arch Surg. 2008 Sep; 143(9):832-9; discussion 839-40. PMID: 18794419.
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    262. Freel AC, Shiloach M, Weigelt JA, Beilman GJ, Mayberry JC, Nirula R, Stafford RE, Tominaga GT, Ko C. American College of Surgeons Guidelines Program: a process for using existing guidelines to generate best practice recommendations for central venous access. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Nov; 207(5):676-82. PMID: 18954779.
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    263. Baldwin CM, Grant M, Wendel C, Rawl S, Schmidt CM, Ko C, Krouse RS. Influence of intestinal stoma on spiritual quality of life of U.S. veterans. J Holist Nurs. 2008 Sep; 26(3):185-94; discussion 195-6; quiz 197-9. PMID: 18664602.
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    264. Desch CE, McNiff KK, Schneider EC, Schrag D, McClure J, Lepisto E, Donaldson MS, Kahn KL, Weeks JC, Ko C, Stewart AK, Edge SB. American Society of Clinical Oncology/National Comprehensive Cancer Network Quality Measures. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jul 20; 26(21):3631-7. PMID: 18640941.
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    265. Maggard MA, Yermilov I, Tomlinson JS, Ko C. Are 12 nodes needed to accurately stage T1 and T2 colon cancers? Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Mar; 54(3):640-7. PMID: 18612817.
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    266. Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Wayne JD, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Effect of hospital type and volume on lymph node evaluation for gastric and pancreatic cancer. Arch Surg. 2008 Jul; 143(7):671-8; discussion 678. PMID: 18645110.
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    267. Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Sener SF, Bilimoria MM, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Effect of hospital volume on margin status after pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):510-9. PMID: 18926452.
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    268. Yermilov I, Chow W, Devgan L, Makary MA, Ko C. What is the quality of surgery-related information on the internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):580-6. PMID: 18926463.
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    269. Ko C. The natural history of diverticulitis: implications for elective surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Aug; 12(8):1312-3. PMID: 18584261.
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    270. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Nelson H, Wang E, Ko C, Soper NJ. Laparoscopic-assisted vs. open colectomy for cancer: comparison of short-term outcomes from 121 hospitals. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Nov; 12(11):2001-9. PMID: 18575941.
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    271. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Feinglass JM, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS, Ko C. Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives: comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Oct 01; 26(28):4626-33. PMID: 18574159.
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    272. Parikh JA, McGory ML, Ko C, Hines OJ, Tillou A, Hiatt JR. A structured conference program improves competency-based surgical education. Am J Surg. 2008 Aug; 196(2):273-9. PMID: 18558395.
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    273. SooHoo NF, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Disparities in the utilization of high-volume hospitals for total knee replacement. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 May; 100(5):559-64. PMID: 18507209.
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    274. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko C, 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. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Jul; 15(7):1948-58. PMID: 18414951.
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    275. Bilimoria KY, Balch CM, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Ko C, Lange JR, Winchester DP, Wayne JD. Complete lymph node dissection for sentinel node-positive melanoma: assessment of practice patterns in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Jun; 15(6):1566-76. PMID: 18414952.
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    276. Ryoo JJ, Ko C. Minimizing disparities in surgical care: a research focus for the future. World J Surg. 2008 Apr; 32(4):516-21. PMID: 18204986.
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    277. O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Manunga J, Tomlinson JS, Reber HA, Ko C, Hines OJ. Survival after resection of ampullary carcinoma: a national population-based study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Jul; 15(7):1820-7. PMID: 18369675.
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    278. Bilimoria KY, Talamonti MS, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C, Bentrem DJ. Prognostic score predicting survival after resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: analysis of 3851 patients. Ann Surg. 2008 Mar; 247(3):490-500. PMID: 18376195.
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    279. Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Edge SB, Ko C. Lymph node examination rate, survival rate, and quality of care in colon cancer. JAMA. 2008 Feb 27; 299(8):896-7; author reply 897-8. PMID: 18314429.
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    280. Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Edge SB, Ko C. Lymph node examination rate, survival rate, and quality of care in colon cancer. JAMA. 2008 Feb 27; 299(8):896; author reply 897-8. PMID: 18314430.
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    281. Greenberg CC, Schneider EC, Lipsitz SR, Ko C, Malin JL, Epstein AM, Weeks JC, Kahn KL. Do variations in provider discussions explain socioeconomic disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction? J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Apr; 206(4):605-15. PMID: 18387464; PMCID: PMC4002201.
    282. Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C. The National Cancer Data Base: a powerful initiative to improve cancer care in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Mar; 15(3):683-90. PMID: 18183467; PMCID: PMC2234447.
    283. Bilimoria KY, Palis B, Stewart AK, Bentrem DJ, Freel AC, Sigurdson ER, Talamonti MS, Ko C. Impact of tumor location on nodal evaluation for colon cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Feb; 51(2):154-61. PMID: 18172729.
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    284. Ryoo JJ, Jain S, Ko C. Diminishing disparities: starting in our own backyards. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Mar; 15(3):674-6. PMID: 18095032; PMCID: PMC2234443.
    285. Ko C, Parikh J, Zingmond D. Secondary analyses of large population-based data sets: issues of quality, standards, and understanding. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Feb; 15(2):395-6. PMID: 18071826; PMCID: PMC2244702.
    286. Krouse RS, Grant M, Wendel CS, Mohler MJ, Rawl SM, Baldwin CM, Coons SJ, McCorkle R, Ko C, Schmidt CM. A mixed-methods evaluation of health-related quality of life for male veterans with and without intestinal stomas. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Dec; 50(12):2054-66. PMID: 17701071.
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    287. Jain S, McGory ML, Ko C, Sverdlik A, Tomlinson JS, Wendel CS, Coons SJ, Rawl SM, Schmidt CM, Grant M, McCorkle R, Mohler MJ, Baldwin CM, Krouse RS. Comorbidities play a larger role in predicting health-related quality of life compared to having an ostomy. Am J Surg. 2007 Dec; 194(6):774-9; discussion 779. PMID: 18005770.
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    288. Leonardi MJ, McGory ML, Ko C. Quality of care issues in colorectal cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 15; 13(22 Pt 2):6897s-902s. PMID: 18006797.
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    289. Rosen LS, Bilchik AJ, Beart RW, Benson AB, Chang KJ, Compton CC, Grothey A, Haller DG, Ko C, Lynch PM, Nelson H, Stamos MJ, Turner RR, Willett CG. New approaches to assessing and treating early-stage colon and rectal cancer: summary statement from 2007 Santa Monica Conference. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 15; 13(22 Pt 2):6853s-6s. PMID: 18006789.
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    290. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Linn JG, Freel A, Yeh JJ, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko C, Talamonti MS, Sturgeon C. Utilization of total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer in the United States. Surgery. 2007 Dec; 142(6):906-13; discussion 913.e1-2. PMID: 18063075.
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    291. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, Stewart AK, Ko C, Prystowsky JB, Talamonti MS. Quality of pancreatic cancer care at Veterans Administration compared with non-Veterans Administration hospitals. Am J Surg. 2007 Nov; 194(5):588-93. PMID: 17936418.
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    292. Parikh JA, Yermilov I, Jain S, McGory ML, Ko C, Maggard MA. How much do standardized forms improve the documentation of quality of care? J Surg Res. 2007 Nov; 143(1):158-63. PMID: 17950087.
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    293. Schneider EC, Malin JL, Kahn KL, Ko C, Adams J, Epstein AM. Surviving colorectal cancer : patient-reported symptoms 4 years after diagnosis. Cancer. 2007 Nov 01; 110(9):2075-82. PMID: 17849466.
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    294. Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Palis BE, Bentrem DJ, Talamonti MS, Ko C. Adequacy and importance of lymph node evaluation for colon cancer in the elderly. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Feb; 206(2):247-54. PMID: 18222376.
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    295. Stavrakis AI, Ituarte PH, Ko C, Yeh MW. Surgeon volume as a predictor of outcomes in inpatient and outpatient endocrine surgery. Surgery. 2007 Dec; 142(6):887-99; discussion 887-99. PMID: 18063073.
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    296. SooHoo NF, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Comparison of reoperation rates following ankle arthrodesis and total ankle arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Oct; 89(10):2143-9. PMID: 17908889.
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    297. Parikh J, Yermilov I, McGory M, Jain S, Ko C, Maggard M. Is high BMI associated with specific complications after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass? Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):959-62. PMID: 17983056.
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    298. Bilimoria KY, Stewart AK, Tomlinson JS, Gay EG, Ko C, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ. Impact of adjuvant radiation on survival: a note of caution when using cancer registry data to evaluate adjuvant treatments. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Dec; 14(12):3321-7. PMID: 17899285.
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    299. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko C, 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 Sep 15; 110(6):1227-34. PMID: 17654662.
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    300. Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, Stewart AK, Ko C, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ. Clinicopathologic features and treatment trends of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: analysis of 9,821 patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Nov; 11(11):1460-7; discussion 1467-9. PMID: 17846854.
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    301. Leonardi MJ, McGory ML, Ko C. Publicly available hospital comparison web sites: determination of useful, valid, and appropriate information for comparing surgical quality. Arch Surg. 2007 Sep; 142(9):863-8; discussion 868-9. PMID: 17875841.
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    302. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko C, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS, Sturgeon C. Extent of surgery affects survival for papillary thyroid cancer. Ann Surg. 2007 Sep; 246(3):375-81; discussion 381-4. PMID: 17717441; PMCID: PMC1959355.
    303. Mitchell KA, Rawl SM, Schmidt CM, Grant M, Ko C, Baldwin CM, Wendel C, Krouse RS. Demographic, clinical, and quality of life variables related to embarrassment in veterans living with an intestinal stoma. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2007 Sep-Oct; 34(5):524-32. PMID: 17876215.
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    304. McGory ML, Zingmond DS, Tillou A, Hiatt JR, Ko C, Cryer HM. Negative appendectomy in pregnant women is associated with a substantial risk of fetal loss. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Oct; 205(4):534-40. PMID: 17903726.
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    305. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko C, 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 Aug 15; 110(4):738-44. PMID: 17580363.
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    306. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Ko C, Talamonti MS. Application of the pancreatic adenocarcinoma staging system to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Oct; 205(4):558-63. PMID: 17903729.
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    307. Tomlinson JS, Jain S, Bentrem DJ, Sekeris EG, Maggard MA, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Ko C. Accuracy of staging node-negative pancreas cancer: a potential quality measure. Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):767-723; discussion 773-4. PMID: 17709731.
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    308. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Ko C, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Talamonti MS. National failure to operate on early stage pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg. 2007 Aug; 246(2):173-80. PMID: 17667493; PMCID: PMC1933550.
    309. McGory ML, Zingmond DS, Sekeris E, Ko C. The significance of inadvertent splenectomy during colorectal cancer resection. Arch Surg. 2007 Jul; 142(7):668-74. PMID: 17638806.
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    310. Ko C, Parikh J, Yermilov I, Tomlinson J. The surgeon's role in the quality of oncologic care. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 Jul; 5(6):565-7. PMID: 17674481.
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    311. McGory ML, Shekelle PG, Ko C. Development of quality indicators for patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2006 Nov 15; 98(22):1623-33. PMID: 17105985.
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    312. Leonardi MJ, McGory ML, Ko C. A systematic review of deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in cancer patients: implications for improving quality. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Feb; 14(2):929-36. PMID: 17103259.
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    313. Ng TT, McGory ML, Ko C, Maggard MA. Meta-analysis in surgery: methods and limitations. Arch Surg. 2006 Nov; 141(11):1125-30; discussion 1131. PMID: 17116806.
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    314. Liu JH, Zingmond DS, McGory ML, SooHoo NF, Ettner SL, Brook RH, Ko C. Disparities in the utilization of high-volume hospitals for complex surgery. JAMA. 2006 Oct 25; 296(16):1973-80. PMID: 17062860.
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    315. Maggard MA, McGory ML, Ko C. Development of quality indicators: lessons learned in bariatric surgery. Am Surg. 2006 Oct; 72(10):870-4. PMID: 17058724.
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    316. Soohoo NF, Zingmond DS, Lieberman JR, Ko C. Optimal timeframe for reporting short-term complication rates after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2006 Aug; 21(5):705-11. PMID: 16877157.
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    317. Leonardi MJ, McGory ML, Ko C. The rate of bleeding complications after pharmacologic deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis: a systematic review of 33 randomized controlled trials. Arch Surg. 2006 Aug; 141(8):790-7; discussion 797-9. PMID: 16924087.
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    318. Kang H, O'Connell JB, Leonardi MJ, Maggard MA, McGory ML, Ko C. Rare tumors of the colon and rectum: a national review. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2007 Feb; 22(2):183-9. PMID: 16845516.
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    319. Foster NM, McGory ML, Zingmond DS, Ko C. Small bowel obstruction: a population-based appraisal. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Aug; 203(2):170-6. PMID: 16864029.
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    320. Maggard MA, McGory ML, Shekelle PG, Ko C. Quality indicators in bariatric surgery: improving quality of care. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006 Jul-Aug; 2(4):423-9; discussion 429-30. PMID: 16925372.
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    321. Etzioni DA, Yano EM, Rubenstein LV, Lee ML, Ko C, Brook RH, Parkerton PH, Asch SM. Measuring the quality of colorectal cancer screening: the importance of follow-up. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Jul; 49(7):1002-10. PMID: 16673056.
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    322. Tomlinson JS, Ko C. Patient satisfaction: an increasingly important measure of quality. Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 Jun; 13(6):764-5. PMID: 16614874.
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    323. Krouse RS, Mohler MJ, Wendel CS, Grant M, Baldwin CM, Rawl SM, McCorkle R, Rosenfeld KE, Ko C, Schmidt CM, Coons SJ. The VA Ostomy Health-Related Quality of Life Study: objectives, methods, and patient sample. Curr Med Res Opin. 2006 Apr; 22(4):781-91. PMID: 16684439.
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    324. McGory ML, Zingmond DS, Sekeris E, Bastani R, Ko C. A patient's race/ethnicity does not explain the underuse of appropriate adjuvant therapy in colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Mar; 49(3):319-29. PMID: 16475031.
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    325. SooHoo NF, Lieberman JR, Ko C, Zingmond DS. Factors predicting complication rates following total knee replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Mar; 88(3):480-5. PMID: 16510811.
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    326. Ko C, Hyman NH. Practice parameter for the detection of colorectal neoplasms: an interim report (revised). Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Mar; 49(3):299-301. PMID: 16421663.
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    327. Malin JL, Ko C, Ayanian JZ, Harrington D, Nerenz DR, Kahn KL, Ganther-Urmie J, Catalano PJ, Zaslavsky AM, Wallace RB, Guadagnoli E, Arora NK, Roudier MD, Ganz PA. Understanding cancer patients' experience and outcomes: development and pilot study of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance patient survey. Support Care Cancer. 2006 Aug; 14(8):837-48. PMID: 16482448.
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    328. Soohoo NF, Zingmond DS, Lieberman JR, Ko C. Primary total knee arthroplasty in California 1991 to 2001: does hospital volume affect outcomes? J Arthroplasty. 2006 Feb; 21(2):199-205. PMID: 16520207.
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    329. Rigberg DA, McGory ML, Zingmond DS, Maggard MA, Agustin M, Lawrence PF, Ko C. Thirty-day mortality statistics underestimate the risk of repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: a statewide experience. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Feb; 43(2):217-22; discussion 223. PMID: 16476589.
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    330. Rigberg DA, Zingmond DS, McGory ML, Maggard MA, Agustin M, Lawrence PF, Ko C. Age stratified, perioperative, and one-year mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a statewide experience. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Feb; 43(2):224-9. PMID: 16476591.
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    331. Guarino CM, Ko C, Baker LC, Klein DJ, Quiter ES, Escarce JJ. Impact of instructional practices on student satisfaction with attendings' teaching in the inpatient component of internal medicine clerkships. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jan; 21(1):7-12. PMID: 16423117; PMCID: PMC1484625.
    332. Hill LB, O'Connell JB, Ko C. Colorectal cancer: epidemiology and health services research. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2006 Jan; 15(1):21-37. PMID: 16389148.
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    333. McGory ML, Maggard MA, Kang H, O'Connell JB, Ko C. Malignancies of the appendix: beyond case series reports. Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Dec; 48(12):2264-71. PMID: 16258711.
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    334. Hyman NH, Ko C, Cataldo PA, Cohen JL, Roberts PL. The New England colorectal cancer quality project: a prospective multi-institutional feasibility study. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Jan; 202(1):36-44. PMID: 16377495.
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    335. Cohen JL, Strong SA, Hyman NH, Buie WD, Dunn GD, Ko C, Fleshner PR, Stahl TJ, Kim DG, Bastawrous AL, Perry WB, Cataldo PA, Rafferty JF, Ellis CN, Rakinic J, Gregorcyk S, Shellito PC, Kilkenny JW, Ternent CA, Koltun W, Tjandra JJ, Orsay CP, Whiteford MH, Penzer JR. Practice parameters for the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Nov; 48(11):1997-2009. PMID: 16258712.
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    336. Zingmond DS, McGory ML, Ko C. Hospitalization before and after gastric bypass surgery. JAMA. 2005 Oct 19; 294(15):1918-24. PMID: 16234498.
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    337. McGory ML, Shekelle PG, Rubenstein LZ, Fink A, Ko C. Developing quality indicators for elderly patients undergoing abdominal operations. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Dec; 201(6):870-83. PMID: 16310690.
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    338. McGory ML, Zingmond DS, Nanayakkara D, Maggard MA, Ko C. Negative appendectomy rate: influence of CT scans. Am Surg. 2005 Oct; 71(10):803-8. PMID: 16468523.
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    339. Ko C, Maggard M, Agustin M. Quality in surgery: current issues for the future. World J Surg. 2005 Oct; 29(10):1204-9. PMID: 16136282.
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    340. McGory ML, Maggard MA, Ko C. A meta-analysis of perioperative beta blockade: what is the actual risk reduction? Surgery. 2005 Aug; 138(2):171-9. PMID: 16153424.
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    341. Amersi F, Agustin M, Ko C. Colorectal cancer: epidemiology, risk factors, and health services. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2005 Aug; 18(3):133-40. PMID: 20011296; PMCID: PMC2780097.
    342. Kang H, O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Sack J, Ko C. A 10-year outcomes evaluation of mucinous and signet-ring cell carcinoma of the colon and rectum. Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Jun; 48(6):1161-8. PMID: 15868237.
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    343. Ko C, Escarce JJ, Baker L, Sharp J, Guarino C. Predictors of surgery resident satisfaction with teaching by attendings: a national survey. Ann Surg. 2005 Feb; 241(2):373-80. PMID: 15650650; PMCID: PMC1356925.
    344. Cataldo P, Ellis CN, Gregorcyk S, Hyman N, Buie WD, Church J, Cohen J, Fleshner P, Kilkenny J, Ko C, Levien D, Nelson R, Newstead G, Orsay C, Perry WB, Rakinic J, Shellito P, Strong S, Ternent C, Tjandra J, Whiteford M. Practice parameters for the management of hemorrhoids (revised). Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Feb; 48(2):189-94. PMID: 15711856.
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    345. Lee JT, Ko C. Has survival improved for nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the United States? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Feb; 132(2):303-8. PMID: 15692545.
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    346. Livingston EH, Ko C. Effect of diabetes and hypertension on obesity-related mortality. Surgery. 2005 Jan; 137(1):16-25. PMID: 15614276.
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    347. Maggard MA, Lane KE, O'Connell JB, Nanyakkara DD, Ko C. Beyond the clinical trials: how often is sentinel lymph node dissection performed for breast cancer? Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 Jan; 12(1):41-7. PMID: 15827777.
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    348. Orsay C, Rakinic J, Perry WB, Hyman N, Buie D, Cataldo P, Newstead G, Dunn G, Rafferty J, Ellis CN, Shellito P, Gregorcyk S, Ternent C, Kilkenny J, Tjandra J, Ko C, Whiteford M, Nelson R. Practice parameters for the management of anal fissures (revised). Dis Colon Rectum. 2004 Dec; 47(12):2003-7. PMID: 15657647.
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    349. O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Liu JH, Etzioni DA, Ko C. Are survival rates different for young and older patients with rectal cancer? Dis Colon Rectum. 2004 Dec; 47(12):2064-9. PMID: 15657655.
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    350. Etzioni DA, Ponce NA, Babey SH, Spencer BA, Brown ER, Ko C, Chawla N, Breen N, Klabunde CN. A population-based study of colorectal cancer test use: results from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey. Cancer. 2004 Dec 01; 101(11):2523-32. PMID: 15505783.
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    351. O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Ko C. Cancer-directed surgery for localized disease: decreased use in the elderly. Ann Surg Oncol. 2004 Nov; 11(11):962-9. PMID: 15525824.
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    352. O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Ko C. Colon cancer survival rates with the new American Joint Committee on Cancer sixth edition staging. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Oct 06; 96(19):1420-5. PMID: 15467030.
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    353. Maggard MA, Zingmond D, O'Connell JB, Ko C. What proportion of patients with an ostomy (for diverticulitis) get reversed? Am Surg. 2004 Oct; 70(10):928-31. PMID: 15529854.
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    354. O'connell JB, Maggard MA, Liu JH, Etzioni DA, Ko C. A report card on outcomes for surgically treated gastrointestinal cancers: are we improving? J Surg Res. 2004 Oct; 121(2):214-21. PMID: 15501461.
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    355. Ko C, Escarce JJ, Baker L, Klein D, Guarino C. Predictors for medical students entering a general surgery residency: National survey results. Surgery. 2004 Sep; 136(3):567-72. PMID: 15349103.
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    356. Otchy D, Hyman NH, Simmang C, Anthony T, Buie WD, Cataldo P, Church J, Cohen J, Dentsman F, Ellis CN, Kilkenny JW, Ko C, Moore R, Orsay C, Place R, Rafferty J, Rakinic J, Savoca P, Tjandra J, Whiteford M. Practice parameters for colon cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2004 Aug; 47(8):1269-84. PMID: 15484340.
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    357. Miller JA, Rege RV, Ko C, Livingston EH. Health care access and poverty do not explain the higher esophageal cancer mortality in African Americans. Am J Surg. 2004 Jul; 188(1):22-6. PMID: 15219480.
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    358. Maggard MA, O'Connell JB, Ko C. Updated population-based review of carcinoid tumors. Ann Surg. 2004 Jul; 240(1):117-22. PMID: 15213627; PMCID: PMC1356383.
    359. Amersi F, Stamos MJ, Ko C. Palliative care for colorectal cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2004 Jul; 13(3):467-77. PMID: 15236729.
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    360. Shaw A, Ko C, Tomlinson J. A 2-year-old boy, born with polysplenia syndrome, esophageal atresia, and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Jun; 39(6):1002. PMID: 15224683.
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    361. O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Liu JH, Etzioni DA, Livingston EH, Ko C. Do young colon cancer patients have worse outcomes? World J Surg. 2004 Jun; 28(6):558-62. PMID: 15366745.
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    362. Liu JH, Etzioni DA, O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Ko C. The increasing workload of general surgery. Arch Surg. 2004 Apr; 139(4):423-8. PMID: 15078711.
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    363. Liu JH, Chen PW, Asch SM, Busuttil RW, Ko C. Surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma: does it improve survival? Ann Surg Oncol. 2004 Mar; 11(3):298-303. PMID: 14993025.
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    364. Livingston EH, Ko C. Socioeconomic characteristics of the population eligible for obesity surgery. Surgery. 2004 Mar; 135(3):288-96. PMID: 14976479.
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    365. Maggard MA, Beanes SR, Ko C. Anal canal cancer: a population-based reappraisal. Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Nov; 46(11):1517-23; discussion 1523-4; author reply 1524. PMID: 14605572.
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    366. Zingmond D, Maggard M, O'Connell J, Liu J, Etzioni D, Ko C. What predicts serious complications in colorectal cancer resection? Am Surg. 2003 Nov; 69(11):969-74. PMID: 14627258.
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    367. Etzioni DA, Liu JH, O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Ko C. Elderly patients in surgical workloads: a population-based analysis. Am Surg. 2003 Nov; 69(11):961-5. PMID: 14627256.
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    368. Etzioni DA, Liu JH, Maggard MA, O'Connell JB, Ko C. Workload projections for surgical oncology: will we need more surgeons? Ann Surg Oncol. 2003 Nov; 10(9):1112-7. PMID: 14597452.
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    369. Liu JH, Zingmond D, Etzioni DA, O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Livingston EH, Liu CD, Ko C. Characterizing the performance and outcomes of obesity surgery in California. Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):823-8. PMID: 14570356.
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    370. Duffy JP, Maggard M, Hiyama DT, Atkinson JB, McFadden DW, Ko C, Hines OJ. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication improves quality of life in patients with atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):833-8. PMID: 14570358.
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    371. O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Liu JH, Etzioni DA, Livingston EH, Ko C. Rates of colon and rectal cancers are increasing in young adults. Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):866-72. PMID: 14570365.
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    372. Liu JH, Etzioni DA, O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Hiyama DT, Ko C. Inpatient surgery in California: 1990-2000. Arch Surg. 2003 Oct; 138(10):1106-11; discussion 1111-2. PMID: 14557128.
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    373. Dixon MR, Stamos MJ, Grant SR, Kumar RR, Ko C, Williams RA, Arnell TD. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy: a review of our early experience. Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):862-5. PMID: 14570364.
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    374. Duffy JP, Hines OJ, Liu JH, Ko C, Cortina G, Isacoff WH, Nguyen H, Leonardi M, Tompkins RK, Reber HA. Improved survival for adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater: fifty-five consecutive resections. Arch Surg. 2003 Sep; 138(9):941-8; discussion 948-50. PMID: 12963649.
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    375. Ko C, Maggard M, Livingston EH. Evaluating health utility in patients with melanoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer: a nationwide, population-based assessment. J Surg Res. 2003 Sep; 114(1):1-5. PMID: 13678691.
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    376. Etzioni DA, Liu JH, Maggard MA, Ko C. The aging population and its impact on the surgery workforce. Ann Surg. 2003 Aug; 238(2):170-7. PMID: 12894008; PMCID: PMC1422682.
    377. Maggard MA, O'Connell JB, Liu JH, Etzioni DA, Ko C. Sample size calculations in surgery: are they done correctly? Surgery. 2003 Aug; 134(2):275-9. PMID: 12947329.
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    378. Liu JH, Etzioni DA, O'Connell JB, Maggard MA, Ko C. Using volume criteria: do California hospitals measure up? J Surg Res. 2003 Jul; 113(1):96-101. PMID: 12943816.
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    379. Maggard MA, O'Connell JB, Lane KE, Liu JH, Etzioni DA, Ko C. Do young breast cancer patients have worse outcomes? J Surg Res. 2003 Jul; 113(1):109-13. PMID: 12943818.
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    380. Berger DH, Ko C, Spain DA. Society of University Surgeons position statement on the volume-outcome relationship for surgical procedures. Surgery. 2003 Jul; 134(1):34-40. PMID: 12874580.
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    381. Maggard MA, Thompson JE, Ko C. Why do breast cancer mortality rates vary across states? Am Surg. 2003 Jan; 69(1):59-62. PMID: 12575783.
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    382. Livingston EH, Ko C. Use of the health and activities limitation index as a measure of quality of life in obesity. Obes Res. 2002 Aug; 10(8):824-32. PMID: 12181392.
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    383. Ko C, Chang JT, Chaudhry S, Kominski G. Are high-volume surgeons and hospitals the most important predictors of in-hospital outcome for colon cancer resection? Surgery. 2002 Aug; 132(2):268-73. PMID: 12219022.
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    384. Livingston EH, Ko C. Assessing the relative contribution of individual risk factors on surgical outcome for gastric bypass surgery: a baseline probability analysis. J Surg Res. 2002 Jun 01; 105(1):48-52. PMID: 12069501.
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    385. Ko C, Chaudhry S. The need for a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. J Surg Res. 2002 Jun 01; 105(1):53-7. PMID: 12069502.
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    386. Ko C, Sack J, Chang JT, Fink A. Reporting randomized, controlled trials: where quality of reporting may be improved. Dis Colon Rectum. 2002 Apr; 45(4):443-7. PMID: 12006922.
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