The role of hospital volume in coronary artery bypass grafting: is more always better?

@article{Nallamothu2001TheRO,
  title={The role of hospital volume in coronary artery bypass grafting: is more always better?},
  author={Brahmajee K. Nallamothu and Sanjay Saint and Scott D. Ramsey and Timothy P Hofer and Sandeep Vijan and Kim Allan Eagle},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={1923-30}
}
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine whether outcomes of nonemergent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) differed between low- and high-volume hospitals in patients at different levels of surgical risk. BACKGROUND Regionalizing all CABG surgeries from low- to high-volume hospitals could improve surgical outcomes but reduce patient access and choice. "Targeted" regionalization could be a reasonable alternative, however, if subgroups of patients that would clearly benefit from… CONTINUE READING