Relation between hospital surgical volume and outcome for pancreatic resection for neoplasm in a publicly funded health care system

Simunovic, Marko; To, Teresa; Theriault, Marc; Langer, Bernard
March 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/09/99, Vol. 160 Issue 5, p643
Academic Journal
Examines pancreatic resection for neoplasm in Ontario for the period 1988/89 to 1994/95 through a population-based retrospective analysis. Outcomes evaluated, including in-hospital case fatality rate and mean length of stay in hospital; Likelihood of postoperative death higher in low-volume and medium-volume centers than in high-volume centers; Suggestion that the study adds to the evidence that patients may have better outcomes if they are treated in high-volume hospitals.


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