People who say it better than I can – Heart Failure edition

Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 18;154(2):94-102.
The association between hospital volume and processes, outcomes, and costs of care for congestive heart failure.
Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. kjoynt@partners.org

“RESULTS: Hospitals in the low-volume group had lower performance on the process measures (80.2%) than did medium-volume (87.0%) or high-volume (89.1%) hospitals (P < 0.001). In the low-volume group, being admitted to a hospital with a higher case volume was associated with lower mortality, lower readmission, and higher costs. Similar, though smaller, relationships were found between case volume and both mortality and costs in the medium- and high-volume hospital groups.”

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Gadfly. Former City of Alameda Healthcare District Board member.
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