High-surgical-volume hospitals associated with better quality and lower cost of kidney transplantation in Taiwan.

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BACKGROUND Only a small proportion of patients with end-stage renal disease can receive kidney transplants because of insufficiency of kidney donors in Taiwan. Hospitals compete with each other for kidney transplant surgeries. This study examined the association between hospital surgical volume of kidney transplants and patients' outcomes and utilizations… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcma.2011.01.003

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