Impact of Hospital Volume
on Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Procedure Mortality.
and operative mortality in the United States.
Preliminary logistic regressions evaluated the relationship of each outcome with hospital volume
only to establish baseline or unadjusted odds ratios for small and moderate volume hospitals referenced to high volume hospitals.
Interestingly, after adjusting for confounders, hospital volume
was not generally related with improved outcomes, exerting marginal impact compared to hospital teaching/CC status (1%-2%).
10) found a significant different crude 30-day mortality rates according to hospital PCI volume, but did not find a relationship between hospital volume
and 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rates following PCI in Korea.
and Surgical Mortality in the United States.
Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, said there is a fairly large body of literature looking at the impact of surgeon and hospital volume
on the outcomes of bariatric surgery, but that the Penn State group, spearheaded by Dr.
Two systematic reviews examining the hospital volume
of AAA repairs and patient outcomes found a significant association between the number of AAA repairs a hospital performed and patient mortality (Henebiens et al.
did not appear to have an impact on recurrences or mortality in the retrospective study reported by Dr.
To determine the association between hospital volume
of surgical procedures and long-term surgical mortality, Dr.
Subsequently, hospital volume
was dichotomized into two groups (medium/low vs.
One of the findings of their study, which retrospectively collected data on hospital volume
of 12 surgical procedures performed in 1,498 hospitals and mortality data, was that hospitals that performed a greater volume of procedures had lower related inhospital mortality rates (Luft, Bunker, and Enthoven 1979).