The effect of hospital volume on mortality and resource use after radical prostatectomy.

@article{Ellison2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of hospital volume on mortality and resource use after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Lars M Ellison and John A. Heaney and John D. Birkmeyer},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 3},
  pages={867-9}
}
PURPOSE The value of radical prostatectomy for patients with prostate cancer depends on low morbidity and mortality. We assessed whether patient outcome is associated with how many of these procedures are performed at hospitals yearly. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is a stratified probability sample of American hospitals, we identified 66,693 men who underwent radical prostatectomy between 1989 and 1995. Cases were categorized into volume groups according… CONTINUE READING

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