Effect of hospital volume on outcome of pancreaticoduodenectomy in Italy.

@article{Balzano2008EffectOH,
  title={Effect of hospital volume on outcome of pancreaticoduodenectomy in Italy.},
  author={Gianpaolo Balzano and Alessandro Zerbi and Giovanni Capretti and Simona Rocchetti and Vanessa Capitanio and Valerio Di Carlo},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={
          357-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND An inverse relationship between hospital volume and death following pancreatico duodenectomy (PD) has been reported from several countries. The aim of this study was to assess the volume-outcome effect of PD in Italy. METHODS The study group comprised 1576 patients who underwent PD in 2003. Hospitals were allocated to four volume groups: low volume, five PDs or fewer; medium volume, six to 13 PDs; high volume, 14 to 51 PDs; and very high volume, two hospitals that performed 89 and… CONTINUE READING

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