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Studies demonstrate an inverse relation between volumes of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and related mortality.

Studies demonstrate an inverse relation between volumes of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and related mortality. Patients undergoing high risk surgical procedures can significantly reduce their risk of post operative death by selecting a high-volume provider versus a low volume provider. A study covering mortality associated with six different types of cardiovascular procedures and eight […]

Accounting For Patients’ Socioeconomic Status Does Not Change Hospital Readmission Rates

Accounting For Patients’ Socioeconomic Status Does Not Change Hospital Readmission Rates. The recently signed 21st Century Cures Act requires Medicare to account for patient socioeconomic backgrounds when it calculates reductions in its payments to hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).  This, provision was included in the Cures Act despite an active public debate about […]

Post-operative mortality is inversely related to surgical volumes of the principle procedures as well as surgical volumes overall – of unrelated procedures.

Post-operative mortality is inversely related to surgical volumes of the principle procedures as well as surgical volumes overall – of unrelated procedures. Odds ratio for death within 30 days of surgery in relation to the hospital volume of the same surgical procedure and the hospital volume of the other four procedures. With the exception of […]

Studies demonstrate an inverse relation between volumes of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and related mortality.

Studies demonstrate an inverse relation between volumes of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and related mortality. Patients undergoing high risk surgical procedures can significantly reduce their risk of post operative death by selecting a high-volume provider versus a low volume provider. A study covering mortality associated with six different types of cardiovascular procedures and eight […]

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