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  1. COPD: still an unpredictable journey
  2. Risk factors for early revision after total hip and knee arthroplasty: National observational study from a surgeon and population perspective
  3. Trajectory Modelling to Assess Trends in Long-Term Readmission Rate among Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Patients
  4. Common Sequences of Emergency Readmissions among High-Impact Users following AAA Repair
  5. Reorganisation of stroke care and impact on mortality in patients admitted during weekends: a national descriptive study based on administrative data
  6. Secondary analysis of hospital patient experience scores across England’s National Health Service – How much has improved since 2005?
  7. How and where do patients get their diagnosis of heart failure in England?
  8. What patient factors predict emergency hospital readmission after hip replacement?
  11. The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
  12. Does early return to theatre add value to rates of revision at 3 years in assessing surgeon performance for elective hip and knee arthroplasty? National observational study
  13. A retrospective cohort study of high-impact users among patients with cerebrovascular conditions
  14. 5 The relation between length of stay, a&e attendance and readmission for heart failure patients
  15. Investigating Adverse Event Free Admissions in Medicare Inpatients as a Patient Safety Indicator
  16. The relationship between ethnicity, social deprivation and late presentation of colorectal cancer
  17. Main reasons for readmissions over time among stroke patients
  18. Alex Bottle, Paul Aylin: Statistical methods for healthcare performance monitoring
  21. Does laminar flow ventilation reduce the rate of infection?: an observational study of trauma in England
  22. Defining the timing and causes of death amongst patients undergoing colorectal resection in England
  23. Use of hospital services by age and comorbidity after an index heart failure admission in England: an observational study
  24. Surgeon Volume and Cancer Esophagectomy, Gastrectomy, and Pancreatectomy
  25. Mo1149 Wide Variation in Resection Rates and Survival in Elderly Colorectal Cancer Patients in England
  26. Association Between Day of Delivery and Obstetric Outcomes
  27. Stroke Severity Is a Crucial Predictor of Outcome: An International Prospective Validation Study
  28. Multi-Morbidity in Hospitalised Older Patients: Who Are the Complex Elderly?
  29. Risk of Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism and Associated Mortality in General Surgery: A Population-Based Cohort Study Using Linked Hospital and Primary Care Data in England
  30. Association between day of delivery and obstetric outcomes: observational study
  31. Linked Hospital and Primary Care Database Analysis of the Incidence and Impact of Psychiatric Morbidity Following Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery in England
  32. Additive impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on pneumonia and empyema hospital admissions in England
  33. Lack of Engagement in Surgical Quality Improvement Research Is Associated with Poorer Quality of Care
  34. Monitoring patient safety in primary care: an exploratory study using in-depth semistructured interviews: Table 1
  35. Trends in Immediate Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction in the United Kingdom
  36. Exploring the impact of consultants’ experience on hospital mortality by day of the week: a retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics 
  37. The Global Comparators project: international comparison of 30-day in-hospital mortality by day of the week
  38. Evaluation of a continuous monitoring and feedback initiative to improve quality of anaesthetic care: a mixed-methods quasi-experimental study
  39. Relation between process measures and diagnosis-specific readmission rates in patients with heart failure
  40. The effect of medications to prevent blood clots after hip and knee replacement
  41. PTU-269 Lack of engagement in surgical quality improvement research is associated with poorer quality of care
  42. The “Friday effect”: Can epidemiology tell us when to operate?
  43. Understanding how colorectal units achieve short length of stay: an interview survey among representative hospitals in England
  44. The US hospital standardised mortality ratio: Retrospective database study of Massachusetts hospitals
  45. Arthroplasty return to theatre
  46. Can valid and practical risk-prediction or casemix adjustment models, including adjustment for comorbidity, be generated from English hospital administrative data (Hospital Episode Statistics)? A national observational study
  47. Changing Indications and Socio-Demographic Determinants of (Adeno)Tonsillectomy among Children in England – Are They Linked? A Retrospective Analysis of Hospital Data
  48. Effect of the readmission primary diagnosis and time interval in heart failure patients: analysis of English administrative data
  49. Preoperative Risk Factors in 10,418 Patients With Prior Myocardiac Infarction and 5241 Patients With Previous Unstable Angina Undergoing Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  50. Classifying Hospitals as Mortality Outliers: Logistic Versus Hierarchical Logistic Models
  51. Risk Factors for Hospital Admission with RSV Bronchiolitis in England: A Population-Based Birth Cohort Study
  52. Classifier calibration using splined empirical probabilities in clinical risk prediction
  53. Preoperative Stroke and Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  54. Care is needed in epidemiological research not to overgeneralise about cancer diagnosis and treatment
  55. A national analysis of the outcome of major head and neck cancer surgery: implications for surgeon-level data publication
  56. Current ICD10 codes are insufficient to clearly distinguish acute myocardial infarction type: a descriptive study
  57. Have contractual changes in primary care affected unplanned short stay childhood admissions in England? National time trends study 2001–11
  58. The role of caseload in determining outcome following laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection: an observational study
  59. Hierarchical multilevel analysis of increased caseload volume and postoperative outcome after elective colorectal surgery
  60. Provider profiling models for acute coronary syndrome mortality using administrative data
  61. Predictors of Readmission in Heart Failure Patients Vary by Cause of Readmission: Hospital-Level Cause-Specific Readmission Rates Show No Correlation
  62. The effects of resource availability on mortality for emergency general surgical admissions
  63. Cancer diagnosed by emergency admission in England: an observational study using the general practice research database
  64. Adverse events recorded in English primary care: observational study using the General Practice Research Database
  65. Mortality in high-risk emergency general surgical admissions
  66. Global Comparators Project: International Comparison of Hospital Outcomes Using Administrative Data
  67. A retrospective study of the impact of the doctors’ strike in England on 21 June 2012
  68. Day of week of procedure and 30 day mortality for elective surgery: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics
  69. Ethnic group differences in cardiovascular risk assessment scores: national cross-sectional study
  70. National outcomes and uptake of laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer in England
  71. Preoperative risk factors in 10 418 patients with prior myocardial infarction and 5241 patients with prior unstable angina undergoing elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  72. Meeting the ambition of measuring the quality of hospitals' stroke care using routinely collected administrative data: a feasibility study
  73. Preoperative Stroke and Outcomes after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  74. Failure to Rescue Patients After Reintervention in Gastroesophageal Cancer Surgery in England
  75. Staff perceptions of quality of care: an observational study of the NHS Staff Survey in hospitals in England
  76. Is “failure to rescue” derived from administrative data in England a nurse sensitive patient safety indicator for surgical care? Observational study
  77. Weekend Admissions and Increased Risk for Mortality: Less Urgent Treatments Only?—Reply
  78. Systematic Review of Comorbidity Indices for Administrative Data
  79. Minimal-access colorectal surgery is associated with fewer adhesion-related admissions than open surgery
  80. Significantly increasing hospital admissions for acute throat infections among children in England: is this related to tonsillectomy rates?
  81. Dying for the Weekend
  82. Quality of routine hospital birth records and the feasibility of their use for creating birth cohorts
  83. Association between patient and general practice characteristics and unplanned first-time admissions for cancer: observational study
  84. Poor 1-Year Survival in Elderly Patients Undergoing Nonelective Colorectal Resection
  85. Independent Preoperative Predictors of Outcomes in Orthopedic and Vascular Surgery
  86. Creating a birth cohort to examine RSV bronchiolitis hospital admission rates among term and preterm infants in England
  87. Rising acute throat infection admissions in children are not related to falling tonsillectomy rates
  88. Examining the ‘gold standard’: a comparative critical analysis of three consecutive decades of monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) outcomes
  89. Using routine data to monitor inequalities in an acute trust: a retrospective study
  90. Assessment of administrative data for evaluating the shifting acquisition of Clostridium difficile infection in England
  91. Impact of transfer for angioplasty and distance on AMI in-hospital mortality
  92. Single measures of performance do not reflect overall institutional quality in colorectal cancer surgery
  93. Short-Term Outcomes Following Open Versus Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Cancer in England
  94. Mortality and morbidity following hip fractures related to hospital thromboprophylaxis policy
  95. Nationwide Study on Trends in Hospital Admissions for Major Cardiovascular Events and Procedures Among People With and Without Diabetes in England, 2004-2009
  96. Comorbidity scores for administrative data benefited from adaptation to local coding and diagnostic practices
  97. A Review of Patient Safety Measures Based on Routinely Collected Hospital Data
  98. Logistic Versus Hierarchical Modeling: An Analysis of a Statewide Inpatient Sample
  99. What is the role of risk-adjusted funnel plots in the analysis of radical cystectomy volume-outcome relationships?
  100. Value of failure to rescue as a marker of the standard of care following reoperation for complications after colorectal resection
  101. Variation in reoperation after colorectal surgery in England as an indicator of surgical performance: retrospective analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics
  102. Systematic review of discharge coding accuracy
  103. Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratios: Sensitivity Analyses on the Impact of Coding
  104. The comparison of cardiovascular risk scores using two methods of substituting missing risk factor data in patient medical records
  105. The performance of automated case-mix adjustment regression model building methods in a health outcome prediction setting
  106. Increased health burden associated with Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
  107. Mo1566 Surgery for Benign Colorectal Polyps in England - Trends and Outcomes From 1997 to 2007
  108. Surgery for benign colorectal polyps in England - trends and outcomes from 1997 to 2007
  109. Polypectomy at colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy in England: a review of national data between 1997 and 2007
  110. Inequalities in Stroke Patients' Management in English Public Hospitals: A Survey on 200,000 Patients
  111. The volume-outcome relationship for radical cystectomy in England: an analysis of outcomes other than mortality
  112. Interventions to optimise prescribing in care homes: systematic review
  113. Association of population and primary healthcare factors with hospital admission rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: national cross-sectional study
  114. Volume analysis of outcome following restorative proctocolectomy
  115. A colorectal perspective on voluntary submission of outcome data to clinical registries
  116. Admission rates and in-hospital mortality for hip fractures in England 1998 to 2009: time trends study
  117. Introduction of laparoscopic bariatric surgery in England: observational population cohort study
  118. Predicting the false alarm rate in multi-institution mortality monitoring
  119. Open Versus Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  120. Ten-year trends in hospital admissions for adverse drug reactions in England 1999–2009
  121. A plea for reason
  122. Elective colonic surgery for cancer in the elderly: an investigation into postoperative mortality in English NHS hospitals between 1996 and 2007
  123. Hospital stay amongst patients undergoing major elective colorectal surgery: predicting prolonged stay and readmissions in NHS hospitals
  125. Impact of Hospital Institutional Volume on Postoperative Mortality After Major Emergency Colorectal Surgery in English National Health Service Trusts, 2001 to 2005
  126. Nonelective Excisional Colorectal Surgery in English National Health Service Trusts: A Study of Outcomes from Hospital Episode Statistics Data between 1996 and 2007
  127. Increasing Skin Infections and Staphylococcus aureus Complications in Children, England, 1997–2006
  128. Trends in lower extremity amputations in people with and without diabetes in England, 1996–2005
  129. The hospital standardised mortality ratio: a powerful tool for Dutch hospitals to assess their quality of care?
  130. Weekend mortality for emergency admissions. A large, multicentre study
  131. Strengths and weaknesses of hospital standardised mortality ratios
  132. Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Incentive Scheme on Age, Sex, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Diabetes Management in UK Primary Care
  133. Diverticular disease hospital admissions are increasing, with poor outcomes in the elderly and emergency admissions
  134. Provision of radical pelvic urological surgery in England, and compliance with improving outcomes guidance
  135. Increasing Short-Stay Unplanned Hospital Admissions among Children in England; Time Trends Analysis ’97–‘06
  136. Early In-Hospital Mortality following Trainee Doctors' First Day at Work
  137. Application of AHRQ patient safety indicators to English hospital data
  138. Is Laparoscopic Appendectomy Associated with Better Outcomes?
  139. Monitoring mortality
  140. Funnel Plots and Their Emerging Application in Surgery
  141. Descriptive study of selected healthcare-associated infections using national Hospital Episode Statistics data 1996–2006 and comparison with mandatory reporting systems
  142. Traditional and Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Adults
  143. Laparoscopic and conventional appendicectomy in children: outcomes in English hospitals between 1996 and 2006
  144. Volume–outcome relationship in surgical urology: Myth or reality?
  145. Trends in hospital admissions for pulmonary embolism in England: 1996/7 to 2005/6
  146. Quality of Primary Care and Hospital Admissions for Diabetes Mellitus in England
  147. Demonstrating safety through in-hospital mortality analysis following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in England (Br J Surg 2008; 95: 64-71)
  148. Changing trends in surgery for acute appendicitis (Br J Surg 2008; 95: 363–368)
  149. Are hospital league tables calculated correctly? A commentary
  150. Hospital episode statistics v central cardiac audit database
  151. Association Between Quality of Primary Care and Hospitalization for Coronary Heart Disease in England: National Cross-sectional Study
  152. Intelligent Information: A National System for Monitoring Clinical Performance
  153. Use of administrative data or clinical databases as predictors of risk of death in hospital: comparison of models
  154. Variations in vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy by region and trust in England
  155. Statistical issues in the prospective monitoring of health outcomes across multiple units
  156. Using GIS for Environmental Exposure Assessment
  157. Controlling for provider of treatment in the modelling of respiratory disease risk near cokeworks
  158. Monitoring of mortality rates in primary care
  159. Following Shipman: a pilot system for monitoring mortality rates in primary care
  160. Hospital episode statistics: time for clinicians to get involved?
  161. Accessing and using hospital activity data
  162. The productivity of British, American and Nigerian chemists compared