The impact of hospital volume on the development of infectious complications after elective abdominal aortic surgery in the Medicare population.

@article{Vogel2011TheIO,
  title={The impact of hospital volume on the development of infectious complications after elective abdominal aortic surgery in the Medicare population.},
  author={Todd R. Vogel and Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy and Alan M. Graham and Stephen F. Lowry},
  journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={317-24}
}
OBJECTIVE A relationship exists between higher hospital volume and lower mortality, yet the impact of hospital volume on infectious complications after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is unknown. METHODS The Medicare database (2005-2007) was utilized. Top 10% for volume were categorized as high-volume (HV) and compared to low-volume (LV) centers for infectious complications and utilization. RESULTS A total of 42 155 endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and 17 210 open AAA… CONTINUE READING

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