High surgeon volume conferred a greater mortality reduction than did high institution volume.

Surgeon case volume as well as institution case volume are determinants permanent stoma associated with post colorectal surgery. Higher hospital volume was associated with significantly lower rates of permanent stomas (OR=0.64, 95% CI 0.45 to 0.90) and APER (OR=0.55, 95% CI 0.42 to 0.72). High-volume surgeons and specialists also achieved lower rates of permanent stoma formation (0.75, 95% CI 0.64 to 0.88) and (0.70, 95% CI 0.53 to 0.94, respectively).


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