Does practice make perfect? Part II: The relation between volume and outcomes and other hospital characteristics.

@article{Flood1984DoesPM,
  title={Does practice make perfect? Part II: The relation between volume and outcomes and other hospital characteristics.},
  author={Ann Barry Flood and William R. Scott and W Ewy},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1984},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={115-25}
}
The effect of a greater volume of patients with similar conditions being treated at a hospital on the outcomes achieved is investigated for almost 500,000 selected surgical and medical patients treated in over 1,200 nonfederal United States hospitals. In Part I the authors found strong and consistent evidence for surgical patients that high volume is associated with better outcome; evidence for medical patients was mixed. In this paper the authors include other hospital variables related both… CONTINUE READING

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