Move to close low-volume surgical sites gaining speed

Sibbald, Barbara
July 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/23/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 2, p177
Academic Journal
Reports on protests against the closure of the pediatric cardiac surgery program at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Preparation to establish regional sites of excellence for low-volume, highly specialized surgery; Consolidation of hospital services; Belief that consolidation leads to more cases for each surgeon, improved expertise, and better outcomes.


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