Understanding the volume-outcome effect in cardiovascular surgery: the role of failure to rescue.

Abstract

IMPORTANCE To effectively guide interventions aimed at reducing mortality in low-volume hospitals, the underlying mechanisms of the volume-outcome relationship must be further explored. Reducing mortality after major postoperative complications may represent one point along the continuum of patient care that could significantly affect overall hospital… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3649

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