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New Study Examines Relationship Between Hospital Volume and Patient Outcomes

New Study Examines Relationship Between Hospital Volume and Patient Outcomes

A new study is challenging previous findings about the role hospital volume plays in patient outcomes.

Previous research has concluded that hospitals that perform high numbers of complex operations have lower patient mortality rates. However, this latest study says that’s not necessarily the case.

We talk about the findings with the report’s co-author, Vivian Ho of Rice University. She explains why it’s important for patients.

MORE: 
Medical Literature May Overemphasize Role of Hospital Volume in Patient Outcomes (Rice University, April 25, 2016)
Study: Measuring the Volume-Outcome Relation for Complex Hospital Surgery (Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, April 15, 2016)

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