High-volume surgeons vs high-volume hospitals: are best outcomes more due to who or where?

@article{Toomey2016HighvolumeSV,
  title={High-volume surgeons vs high-volume hospitals: are best outcomes more due to who or where?},
  author={Paul G. Toomey and Anthony F. Teta and Krishen D Patel and Sharona B. Ross and Alexander Rosemurgy},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={211 1},
  pages={59-63}
}
BACKGROUND High-volume hospitals are purported to provide "best" outcomes. We undertook this study to evaluate the outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy when high-volume surgeons relocate to a low-volume hospital (ie, no pancreaticoduodenectomies in >5 years). METHODS Outcomes after the last 50 pancreaticoduodenectomies undertaken at a high-volume… CONTINUE READING