Junior residents were much more likely to report that the number of resources available is overwhelming. Asked to choose a single tool that would most improve their case preparation, residents chose, in almost equal numbers, a database of surgical videos, a resident-oriented website for graduated understanding, and a tool for finding “top-rated” resources.
“Case preparation is certainly not consistently rated as effective or efficient by residents right now, and while there does seem to be some progression through residency, there seems to be room for improvement in that at all levels,” Dr. Jabbour said. “There does seem to be some need for future resource development, but at the same we would like to improve the way we’re using the resources we already have.”
Thirty-Day Hospital Readmission Following Otolaryngology Surgery
An analysis of 30-day readmissions across more than 58,000 otolaryngology inpatient surgery discharges and a variety of hospital types has found that patient factors—and not hospital-level factors such as whether the surgery was performed at an academic center or not—are the main driving force behind whether or not a patient will be readmitted.