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Error in Table Letters The nation’s veterans deserve our greatest respect. Many outcomes in VA and a few reports of worse outcomes in VA, of them have put their lives at risk through their service; they compared to non-VA care.” Based on the above systematic re- should not risk their lives further because spurious claims led views, we stand by our statements regarding surgical care of them to make poor choices about whether to obtain surgical VA patients. care in the VA or the private sector. Johanning and Arya should The purpose of our Invited Commentary was to highlight set the record straight for our nation’s heroes and retract their the role of continued quality improvement efforts within the unsupported statement. VA and emphasize the trends seen in the Masserwah study. As to Weeks’ point that high-risk patients should be directed William B. Weeks, MD, PhD, MBA to private sector care, based on a 2007 study authored by him, his conclusion needs to be revisited in light of the contempo- Author Affiliation: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical rary body of literature summarized by these systematic Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire. 1-3 reviews and the Original Investigation by Masserwah et al. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

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JAMA Surgery , Volume 152 (7) – Jul 22, 2017

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Abstract

Letters The nation’s veterans deserve our greatest respect. Many outcomes in VA and a few reports of worse outcomes in VA, of them have put their lives at risk through their service; they compared to non-VA care.” Based on the above systematic re- should not risk their lives further because spurious claims led views, we stand by our statements regarding surgical care of them to make poor choices about whether to obtain surgical VA patients. care in the VA or the private sector....
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0422
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Abstract

Letters The nation’s veterans deserve our greatest respect. Many outcomes in VA and a few reports of worse outcomes in VA, of them have put their lives at risk through their service; they compared to non-VA care.” Based on the above systematic re- should not risk their lives further because spurious claims led views, we stand by our statements regarding surgical care of them to make poor choices about whether to obtain surgical VA patients. care in the VA or the private sector. Johanning and Arya should The purpose of our Invited Commentary was to highlight set the record straight for our nation’s heroes and retract their the role of continued quality improvement efforts within the unsupported statement. VA and emphasize the trends seen in the Masserwah study. As to Weeks’ point that high-risk patients should be directed William B. Weeks, MD, PhD, MBA to private sector care, based on a 2007 study authored by him, his conclusion needs to be revisited in light of the contempo- Author Affiliation: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical rary body of literature summarized by these systematic Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire. 1-3 reviews and the Original Investigation by Masserwah et al.

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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 22, 2017

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