Should we regionalize the management of pulmonary embolism?

Carrier, Marc; Wells, Philip S.
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/1/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p58
Academic Journal
Commentaries on the article "Hospital volume and patients outcomes in pulmonary embolism," by D. Aujesky and colleagues are presented. The volume-outcome correlation hypothesis is imperfect and a wide variation of outcomes may be observed among high-volume providers. It has been emphasized that Aujesky and colleagues were unable to account for mortality differences owing to process of care. The most striking difference in mortality between high and low-volume providers has been reported for high-risk procedures and conditions.


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