Hospital volume and mortality after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation in the United States.

@article{Sarwar2017HospitalVA,
  title={Hospital volume and mortality after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation in the United States.},
  author={Ammar Sarwar and Lujia Zhou and Victor Novack and Elliot B Tapper and M P Curry and Raza Naseem Malik and Muneeb Ahmed},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2017}
}
The link between higher procedure volume and better outcomes for surgical procedures is well established. We aimed to determine whether procedure volume affected inpatient mortality in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). An epidemiological analysis of an all-payer database recording hospitalizations during 2013 in the United States (Nationwide Readmissions Database) was performed. All patients ≥ 18 years old undergoing TIPS during a hospital admission (n… CONTINUE READING