More evidence shows better outcomes for vascular surgery at high volume hospitalsBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39153.349167.DB (Published 15 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:554
- Roger Dobson
Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms have better chances of survival when they are operated on at hospitals that handle large numbers of cases, a new report shows.
Having elective surgery at hospitals with the greatest volume—those doing more than 32 repairs a year—reduced the odds of mortality by a third compared with the lowest volume centres, say researchers in the British Journal of Surgery (2007 Mar 14, doi: 10.1002/bjs.5725).
“Our research adds to the evidence that concentrating surgical resources in large centres of excellence can provide great benefit to patients. A bad …