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Studies demonstrate an inverse relation between volumes of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and related mortality.

Patients undergoing high risk surgical procedures can significantly reduce their risk of post operative death by selecting a high-volume provider versus a low volume provider. A study covering mortality associated with six different types of cardiovascular procedures and eight types of major cancer resections between 1994 and 1999 (total number of procedures, 2.5 million) demonstrated […]

Accounting For Patients’ Socioeconomic Status Does Not Change Hospital Readmission Rates

The recently signed 21st Century Cures Act requires Medicare to account for patient socioeconomic backgrounds when it calculates reductions in its payments to hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).  This, provision was included in the Cures Act despite an active public debate about whether patients’ socioeconomic status should be included in the readmission measures […]

Studies demonstrate an inverse relation between volumes of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and related mortality.

Patients undergoing high risk surgical procedures can significantly reduce their risk of post operative death by selecting a high-volume provider versus a low volume provider. A study covering mortality associated with six different types of cardiovascular procedures and eight types of major cancer resections between 1994 and 1999 (total number of procedures, 2.5 million) demonstrated […]

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