The Effect of Clustering of Outcomes on the Association of Procedure Volume and Surgical Outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures
  • Hospitals
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • The presence of clustering represents variations in outcomes among providers with similar volumes. Thus, in volume-outcome studies, the degree of clustering of outcomes should be characterized because it may provide insight into variations in quality of care.

publication date

  • October 21, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 14568854

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 658

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 139

number

  • 8