Editorial Comment

Is a competitive spirit enough to improve one’s surgical outcomes? Does the Hawthorne effect truly impact surgical technique? In this innovative study, the authors implemented a CQPR strategy (reference 1 in article), a method that drives improved clinical performance by informing clinicians of their outcomes and those of their colleagues. Using 2 oncologic quality indicators, the investigators complied surgeon score cards including 2 years of radical prostatectomy risk adjusted outcome data for each surgeon in the study.
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Temporal Changes in Kidney Stone Composition and in Risk Factors Predisposing to Stone Formation

The prevalence of kidney stones has increased globally in recent decades. However, studies investigating the association between temporal changes in risk of stone formation and stone types are scarce. We investigated temporal changes in stone composition, demographic, serum and urinary parameters of kidney stone formers from 1980-2015.
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Re: A Prospective Risk-Stratified Follow-up Programme for Radically Treated Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients: Evaluation after Eight Years of Clinical Use

C. Beisland, G. Guðbrandsdottir, L. A. Reisæter, L. Bostad and K. M. Hjelle
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