Volume and health outcomes: evidence from systematic reviews and from evaluation of Italian hospital data.

@article{Amato2017VolumeAH,
  title={Volume and health outcomes: evidence from systematic reviews and from evaluation of Italian hospital data.},
  author={L Santamaria Amato and Danilo Fusco and Anna Acampora and Katia Bontempi and Alessandro Rosa and Paola Colais and Fabio Cruciani and Mariangela D'Ovidio and Francesca Mataloni and Silvia Minozzi and Zuzana Mitrova and Luigi Pinnarelli and Rosella Saulle and Salvatore Soldati and Chiara Sorge and Simona Vecchi and Martina Ventura and M. Marina Davoli},
  journal={Epidemiologia e prevenzione},
  year={2017},
  volume={41 5-6 (Suppl 2)},
  pages={
          1-128
        }
}
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative… CONTINUE READING
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