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Physician Case Volume is Positively Correlated with Better Patient Quality Outcomes
Research has shown that case volume is positively correlated with better patient outcomes. Here are three example studies:
Surgeon case volume, not institution case volume, is the primary determinant of in-hospital mortality after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Mar 2011.
Key Excerpt: The primary factor driving the mortality reduction associated with case volume after open AAA repair is surgeon volume.
Relationship between surgeon volume and outcomes: a systematic review of systematic reviews
Key Excerpt: Thirty-two reviews reporting on 15 surgical procedures/conditions were included. Most reviews tend to support the presence of a surgeon volume-outcome relationship.
Impact of colorectal surgeon case volume on outcomes and applications to quality improvement
Key Excerpt: Surgeon case volume had positive impacts on procedural, financial, and clinical outcomes and this finding may be used to improve hospital's quality of care.