Relative impact of surgeon and center volume on early mortality after the Norwood operation.

@article{Hornik2012RelativeIO,
  title={Relative impact of surgeon and center volume on early mortality after the Norwood operation.},
  author={Christoph P. Hornik and Xia He and Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs and Jennifer S. Li and Robert D B Jaquiss and Marshall Lewis Jacobs and S. M. O'Brien and Karl F. Welke and Eric D. Peterson and Sara K. Pasquali},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={1992-7}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest center volume is associated with outcome after the Norwood operation; however, the impact of surgeon volume is less clear. We evaluated the relative impact of surgeon and center volume on mortality in a large Norwood cohort. METHODS Patients in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database undergoing the Norwood operation (2000 to 2009) were included. Using multivariable logistic regression, we evaluated the relationship between in… CONTINUE READING
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