More evidence shows better outcomes for vascular surgery at high volume hospitals

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:554
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    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 …

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