Department of Surgery
About the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
The Codman Center’s mission is to deliver the safest, highest value patient care through innovative research and education.
The Codman Center leads a number of initiatives to improve patient care and safety in the department.
The Codman Center develops and vets quality metrics at the national level to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients.
The Codman Center provides opportunities for fellows and residents interested in surgical outcomes assessment, metric development and improvement of surgical care.
Dr. Ernest A. Codman
Dr. Ernest A. Codman was a pioneer in medical quality assessment and had a passion for hospital reform.
How We Benchmark Data
We benchmark data and results against a database of over 500 hospitals.
Reduction in Readmission Rate
During a three-year period, the center’s initiatives have resulted in a 20% reduction in the Department of Surgery’s readmission rate.