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SOAR (Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research)

Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR's) mission is to decrease perioperative morbidity and mortality, address health care disparities, and increase overall patient survival and quality of life. We hope, as part of the surgical outcomes research community, to improve overall outcomes for patients with surgical diseases.

SOAR investigates surgical diseases and perioperative outcomes. The group focuses on pancreatic cancer, other gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, vascular disease, and transplant.Our goal is to examine the quality, delivery, and financing of care in order to have an immediate impact on patient care and system improvements. We utilize national health services and administrative databases, as well as prospective institutional tissue-linked databases, to investigate and to address factors contributing to disease outcomes and health care disparities.

The work in SOAR incorporates advanced statistical techniques, including logistic regression, prediction score, and decision analysis modeling.