Selecting categories of patients for regionalization. Implications of the relationship between volume and outcome.

@article{Maerki1986SelectingCO,
  title={Selecting categories of patients for regionalization. Implications of the relationship between volume and outcome.},
  author={Susan C. Maerki and Harold S. Luft and S. J. Hunt},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1986},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={148-58}
}
A growing number of researchers have demonstrated an inverse relation between the number of patients treated with specific diagnoses or procedures in a hospital and subsequent adverse outcomes. Such findings support the notion that policies should be explored to concentrate patients in selected hospitals to reduce preventable patient mortality or morbidity. The authors used data from 15 diagnoses and procedures demonstrating an inverse relation between volume and mortality to explore the… CONTINUE READING

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