The effect of center volume on in-hospital mortality after aortic and mitral valve surgical procedures: A population-based study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Hospitals, High-Volume
  • Hospitals, Low-Volume

abstract

  • Hospital volume remains an important factor influencing risk-adjusted mortality after combined aortic and mitral valve surgical procedures. Hospitals that perform more than eight combined aortic and mitral heart valve operations demonstrate a superior statistical hospital survival compared with those that perform less than eight multiple-heart valve operations a year. Further policy interventions aimed to lower hospital mortality in low-volume centers may offer possibilities for quality improvement in the field of valve surgery.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.098

PubMed ID

  • 26190392

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1340

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 100

number

  • 4