Surgeon specialty and provider volumes are related to outcome of intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the United States.

@article{Dimick2003SurgeonSA,
  title={Surgeon specialty and provider volumes are related to outcome of intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the United States.},
  author={Justin B. Dimick and John A. Cowan and James C. Stanley and Peter K. Henke and Peter J. Pronovost and Gilbert R. Upchurch},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={739-44}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine the relative importance of surgeon specialty, hospital volume, and surgeon volume on outcome after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. METHODS Data were reviewed for 3912 patients undergoing AAA repair in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 1997. In-hospital mortality was compared between high-volume hospitals and low-volume hospitals and between high-volume surgeons and low-volume surgeons. High-volume hospitals performed more than 35… CONTINUE READING

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Data were reviewed for 3912 patients undergoing AAA repair in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 1997 .
Data were reviewed for 3912 patients undergoing AAA repair in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 1997 .
Data were reviewed for 3912 patients undergoing AAA repair in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 1997 .
Data were reviewed for 3912 patients undergoing AAA repair in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 1997 .
Data were reviewed for 3912 patients undergoing AAA repair in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 1997 .
Mortality rates were also lower for high - volume hospitals ( 2.5% ) compared with low - volume hospitals ( 5.6% ) ( P < .001 ) .
Overall , AAA repair mortality was 4.2% , and was lower at high - volume hospitals ( 3.0% ) than at low - volume hospitals ( 5.5% ) ( P < .001 ) .
In - hospital mortality was compared between high - volume hospitals and low - volume hospitals and between high - volume surgeons and low - volume surgeons .
In - hospital mortality was compared between high - volume hospitals and low - volume hospitals and between high - volume surgeons and low - volume surgeons .
Overall , AAA repair mortality was 4.2% , and was lower at high - volume hospitals ( 3.0% ) than at low - volume hospitals ( 5.5% ) ( P < .001 ) .
Mortality rates were also lower for high - volume hospitals ( 2.5% ) compared with low - volume hospitals ( 5.6% ) ( P < .001 ) .
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