Significant Association of Annual Hospital Volume With the Risk of Inhospital Stroke or Death Following Carotid Endarterectomy but Likely Not After Carotid Stenting: Secondary Data Analysis of the Statutory German Carotid Quality Assurance Database.

@article{Kuehnl2016SignificantAO,
  title={Significant Association of Annual Hospital Volume With the Risk of Inhospital Stroke or Death Following Carotid Endarterectomy but Likely Not After Carotid Stenting: Secondary Data Analysis of the Statutory German Carotid Quality Assurance Database.},
  author={Andreas Kuehnl and P Tsantilas and Christoph Knappich and Sofie Schmid and Thomas Koenig and Thorben Breitkreuz and Alexander Zimmermann and Ulrich Mansmann and Hans-Henning Eckstein},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2016},
  volume={9 11}
}
BACKGROUND Associations between hospital volume and the risk of stroke or death following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) on a national level in Germany were analyzed. METHODS AND RESULTS Secondary data analysis using microdata from the nationwide statutory German quality assurance database on all surgical or endovascular carotid interventions on the extracranial carotid artery between 2009 and 2014. Hospitals were categorized into empirically determined… CONTINUE READING

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