Surgical excision of acoustic neuroma: patient outcome and provider caseload.


OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS For many complex surgical procedures, larger hospital or surgeon caseload is associated with better patient outcome. We examined the volume-outcome relationship for surgical excision of acoustic neuromas. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (1996 to 2000) was used. Multivariate… (More)


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