Association of very low-volume practice with vascular surgery outcomes in newyork Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Clinical Competence
  • Surgeons
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • The OAR and CEA procedures performed by very low-volume surgeons resulted in worse postoperative outcomes and greater lengths of stay. Although the percentage of very low-volume surgeons declined from 2000 to 2014, it remains concerning, given ready access to higher-volume surgeons. Future research is needed to understand the existence of this practice pattern in other surgical fields. Efforts to eliminate this practice pattern are warranted to ensure high-quality care for all patients.

publication date

  • August 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1100

PubMed ID

  • 28514469

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 759

end page

  • 766

volume

  • 152

number

  • 8