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Association of center volume with outcomes: analysis of verified data of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Congenital Database.

Authors
  • Kansy, Andrzej
  • Ebels, Tjark
  • Schreiber, Christian
  • Tobota, Zdzislaw
  • Maruszewski, Bohdan
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
98
Issue
6
Pages
2159–2164
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.065
PMID: 25443021
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our analysis suggests that after adjustment for case mix higher programmatic volume is associated with lower rates of mortality and morbidity. The small- and medium-volume centers have higher rates of major complications. When complications occurred the chance of rescue is higher in large-volume centers.

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