A Hospital’s Experience ‘Counts A Lot’ When It Comes To Surgery Outcomes
A new study finds that mortality and complications are much more associated with low-volume centers.
When It Comes To Cancer Surgery Outcomes, Volume Counts
Patients who have cancer surgeries at hospitals that perform them infrequently are more likely to have complications, according to a study by the California Health Care Foundation... The report also found nearly half of the patients who had surgeries at hospitals that rarely performed their operations could have traveled less than 20 miles to a hospital where the surgery is more commonly performed. (Faust, 7/5)