Trials and tribulations of vascular surgical benchmarking.


BACKGROUND Benchmarking is a new tool to assess the efficiency of different hospitals. Classification of operations using healthcare resource groups (HRGs) is related to parameters including number of cases, length of stay (LOS) and age profile. METHODS A National Comparative Database was used to compare three hospitals. Analysis was confined to the major… (More)


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@article{Berridge1998TrialsAT, title={Trials and tribulations of vascular surgical benchmarking.}, author={David C Berridge and D. J. Scott and J. D. Beard and Linda J Hands}, journal={The British journal of surgery}, year={1998}, volume={85 4}, pages={508-10} }