Procedural volume as a marker of quality for CABG surgery.

@article{Peterson2004ProceduralVA,
  title={Procedural volume as a marker of quality for CABG surgery.},
  author={Eric D. Peterson and Laura P. Coombs and Elizabeth R. DeLong and Constance Kay Haan and Thomas Bruce Ferguson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={291 2},
  pages={195-201}
}
CONTEXT There have been recent calls for using hospital procedural volume as a quality indicator for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, but further research into analysis and policy implication is needed before hospital procedural volume is accepted as a standard quality metric. OBJECTIVE To examine the contemporary association between hospital CABG procedure volume and outcome in a large national clinical database. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Observational analysis of 267… CONTINUE READING

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