Hospital volume, length of stay, and readmission rates in high-risk surgery.

@article{Goodney2003HospitalVL,
  title={Hospital volume, length of stay, and readmission rates in high-risk surgery.},
  author={Philip P. Goodney and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se A. Stukel and Frances Leslie Lucas and Emily V A Finlayson and John D. Birkmeyer},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={238 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Aimed at reducing surgical deaths, several recent initiatives have attempted to establish volume-based referral strategies in high-risk surgery. Although payers are leading the most visible of these efforts, it is unknown whether volume standards will also reduce resource use. METHODS We studied postoperative length of stay and 30-day readmission rate after 14 cardiovascular and cancer procedures using the 1994-1999 national Medicare database (total n = 2.5 million). We used… CONTINUE READING

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