Pediatric endocrine surgery: who is operating on our children?

  title={Pediatric endocrine surgery: who is operating on our children?},
  author={Charles Thompson Tuggle and Sanziana A Roman and Tracy S. Wang and Leon D. Boudourakis and Daniel C. Thomas and Robert D Udelsman and Julie Ann Sosa},
  volume={144 6},
  pages={869-77; discussion 877}
BACKGROUND High surgeon volume is associated with improved outcomes in adult endocrine surgery. This is the first population-based outcomes study for thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy in children. METHODS Cross-sectional analyses were performed using 1999 to 2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample data. Outcomes included complications, length of stay (LOS), and costs. High-volume surgeons performed >30 cervical endocrine procedures per year in adults and… CONTINUE READING