TITLE

Higher hospital volume and specialisation

AUTHOR(S)
Lyman, Stephen
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/13/2010, Vol. 340 Issue 7742, p325
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses a study by T. P. Hagen and colleagues which investigated the association between hospital specialization and outcomes. The study showed that hospitals that specialize in orthopedic surgery have better outcomes for total joint replacement compared to less specialized hospitals. The author commends the study researchers for demonstrating the relevance of specialization to clinical outcomes. He argues that more research should be done to find the elements of process of care that lead to improved outcomes.
ACCESSION #
48269388

 

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