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... annual volume of the index procedure, and specialty; and hospital type. More patients treated by female surgeons had their ... Patients can freely choose their operating surgeon, so factors such as lower marketing at patients might lower the likelihood ... and annual volume), and hospital characteristics and to assess the association between surgeon sex and outcomes. To minimise ... annual surgical volume of the index procedure, hospital status (academic or community), patient sex, patient age, or patient ...
  http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4366
*  Complications Following Liver Cancer Surgery are More Frequent at Low-Volume Hospitals | Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
A threshold of 20 annual liver surgeries was used in each hospital to separate low-volume facilities from high-volume ... Complications Following Liver Cancer Surgery are More Frequent at Low-Volume Hospitals. Research from The Cancer Institute of ... When mortality was analyzed, it was found that patients who underwent liver cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals were 1.4 ... What they found was that patients at low-volume hospitals experienced at least one of the analyzed postoperative complications ...
  http://www.cinj.org/PressReleases/Gannon
*  Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection at a low-volume centre: tips and tricks, and learning curve in a district hospital...
Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection at a low-volume centre: tips and tricks, and learning curve in a district hospital ... North District Hospital was a district hospital serving 700 000 population with a case volume of 15 to 20 cases of ESD per year ... The low case volume and the absence of expertise in western countries leads to the development of untutored colorectal ESD when ... in setting up this novel procedure and to report the learning curve for such a procedure at a low-volume district hospital in ...
  http://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v22n3/256.htm
*  Higher hospital volume was associated with lower operative mortality and shorter length of stay after hepatic resection |...
Volume 4, Issue 5 *Higher hospital volume was associated with lower operative mortality and shorter length of stay after ... Higher hospital volume was associated with lower operative mortality and shorter length of stay after hepatic resection ...
  http://ebm.bmj.com/content/4/5/160
*  2011-2/22 RADIOFREQUENCY EXPOSURE FROM CELL PHONES MAY AFFECT BRAIN ACTIVITY - YouTube
BARIATRIC SURGERY COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW VOLUME HOSPITAL AND SURGEON PROCEDURE RATES TheJAMAReport ... 2011-7/6 WOMEN WHO FOLLOW A LOW-RISK, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE LOWER THEIR RISK OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH TheJAMAReport ... EQUAL OR BETTER OUTCOMES FOR HOSPITALIZED C-O-P-D PATIENTS WHEN GIVEN LOW DOSE STEROID THERAPY TheJAMAReport ... HIGHER RISK OF RE-HOSPITALIZATION AND DEATH FOR ELDERLY ICU PATIENTS AFTER LEAVING THE HOSPITAL TheJAMAReport ...
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BU5lrsQS7s&list=UUlpzWSNUo4kEgZbD2V-dRaA&index=76&feature=plpp_video
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Higher revision risk for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in low-volume hospitals Badawy, Mona; Espehaug, Birgitte; Indrekvam ... Low infection rates after 34,361 intramedullary nail operations in 55 low- and middle-income countries. Validation of the ... nails for the treatment of long bone fractures free of charge to hospitals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Most ... Risk Factors for Infection after 46,113 Intramedullary Nail Operations in Low- and Middle-income Countries Young, Sven; Lie, ...
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Higher revision risk for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in low-volume hospitals Badawy, Mona; Espehaug, Birgitte; Indrekvam ... Low infection rates after 34,361 intramedullary nail operations in 55 low- and middle-income countries. Validation of the ... nails for the treatment of long bone fractures free of charge to hospitals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Most ... Complications after intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in a low-income country. A prospective study of follow-up, HIV ...
  http://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/947/discover?filtertype=journaltitle&filter_relational_operator=equals&filter=Acta+Orthopaedica
*  OpenSecrets: Specific Issue
... low-volume hospital payment; Section 3401: productivity adjustments; Section 6001: physician-owned hospital and self-referral; ... non-profit hospital provision; Section 3105: ambulance services; Section 3008 and Section 2702: payment adjustment for hospital ... hospital readmissions program; Section 3124: Extension of Medicare Dependent Hospital program; Section 3137: Section 508 ... Hospital wage index reform, including Section 3137(b) of the Affordable Care Act. Implementation of the state health insurance ...
  http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/specissue.php?bid=hr6365-112&id=D000052390&year=2012
*  American Hospital Directory - Sample Hospital - Profile
... utilization statistics and other benchmarks for acute care hospitals. ... The American Hospital Directory provides operational data, financial information, ... Sole Community Hospital (SCH):. N. Rural Referral Center:. N. Low Volume Hospital:. N. ... Hospitals can be added to a list from the Search Results page or from individual hospital reports. Lists can be edited and ...
  https://www.ahd.com/profile.php?hcfa_id=b817c2d1fc1e49b1c9cb656571134fa5&ek=11925bba6203e7b792ee4692f4983f21
*  Matthew Mell | Stanford Medicine Profiles
... or low-volume hospital and having a Medicare-defined disability. Compared with patients rehospitalized at the same hospital, ... low-volume hospitals (HR, 1.12; 95% CI, 1.05-1.20; P < .001), and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (HR, 1.51; 95% CI, 1.24- ... Hospitals were stratified into quintiles by yearly AAA volume. Primary outcomes included 30-day mortality and rehospitalization ... Zenith(R) Low Profile AAA Endovascular Graft Clinical Study Recruiting The Zenith® Low Profile AAA Endovascular Graft Clinical ...
  https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/matthew-mell
*  Text of H.J.Res. 59 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (Passed Congress version) - GovTrack.us
Medicare inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.. Sec. 1106. Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program. ... Medicare inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals. Section 1886(d)(12) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S ... for a discharge from a long-term care hospital, is that-. (I). the stay in the long-term care hospital ending with such ... the Secretary shall inform the hospital of such fact; and. (II). subject to clause (iii), for all discharges in the hospital in ...
  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hjres59/text
*  JURIST - Medicare Program; Cancellation of Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment and Cardiac Rehabilitation...
ii) A hospital that is a rural hospital or low-volume hospital with a CCN primary address located in a mandatory MSA that makes ... Since some low-volume hospitals may want to continue their participation in the CJR model, we are proposing to allow low-volume ... If a hospital with a CCN primary address located in the voluntary participation MSAs or a low-volume or rural hospital in the ... Low-volume hospital means a hospital identified by CMS as having fewer than 20 LEJR episodes in total across the 3 historical ...
  http://www.jurist.org/documents/rulemaking/2017/08/2017-17446.php
*  Dual-Chamber ICD Use Varies Widely | Medpage Today
Received ICDs at lower-volume hospitals (P,0.001). *Received devices at smaller, suburban, nonteaching, private/community ... Rates varied from 0% in 33 hospitals to 100% in 109 of the hospitals included in the analysis. Geographic variation pushed the ... "Hospital clustering was assessed using a median odds ratio which was 3.96, meaning that two identical patients at different ... They were left with 87,115 patients who received ICDs at 1,293 hospitals. Dual-chamber devices accounted for 50,626 (58%) of ...
  https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/arrhythmias/32310
*  Geoff Dougherty - Wikipedia
Sternberg S. "Hospitals move to limit low-volume surgeries." The US News and World Report. Published 2015-05-19. Accessed 2015- ... Sternberg S and Dougherty G. "Risks are high at low-volume hospitals." The US News and World Report. Published 2015-05-18. ... In 2015, he and Steve Sternberg reported on increased procedural complication rates for surgeries at low-volume hospitals. This ... and the University of Michigan Health System to impose policies of minimum volume for certain procedures. Dougherty received ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Dougherty
*  H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
S3125.Temporary improvements to the Medicare inpatient hospital payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.. ... CMS: Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program. S3124.Extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program.. Wiki: ... S10312.Certain payment rules for long-term care hospital services and moratorium on the establishment of certain hospitals and ... sT G Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments. Wiki: Disproportionate share hospital. ...
  http://prc68.com/I/HR3590.shtml
*  Major lung resection safer than ever, especially at the busiest hospitals | EurekAlert! Science News
... although higher death rates at low-volume hospitals and an unexpected increase in mortality at 90 days compared to 30 days were ... A major new study using data from the National Cancer Data Base details the impact of annual hospital volume on 30- and 90-day ... The ongoing deaths between 30 and 90 days occurred at both low volume and high volume hospitals, although remained less likely ... This rate was lower than reported from the busiest hospitals with the highest volume of surgeries just a decade ago. Further ...
  https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-04/aaft-mlr042414.php
*  JoVE | Peer Reviewed Scientific Video Journal - Methods and Protocols
Sociodemographic differences exist between high versus low volume RPLND hospitals. Although higher volume hospitals had more ... and inpatient outcomes based on hospital surgical volume. Results. 51.6% of RPLND were performed at hospitals where there were ... Hospital surgical volume, utilization, costs and outcomes of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer. ... higher volume hospitals had more transfusions (P = .004) and incurred $1,435 more in median costs (P < .001). Limitations ...
  https://www.jove.com/visualize?author=Sunil+V+Patel
*  Rural Residence and Cancer Outcomes in the United States: Issues and Challenges | Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Socioeconomic and racial differences in treatment for breast cancer at a low-volume hospital. Ann Surg Oncol 2011;18:3220-7. ... were of lower quality in rural hospitals and best in urban teaching hospitals (1)." While the report brought attention to the ... Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts; and Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and ... Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts; and Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and ...
  http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/22/10/1657?rss=1
*  Proposed Cardiac, Hip, and Femur Episode Payment Models Are Next Generation from BPCI and CJR - Lexology
However, target prices for low-volume hospitals would be based solely on regional data. The first performance period will run ... EPM participants with a low volume without a reportable value for the measure, new hospitals, and EPM participants for which ... Transferred from the initial treating hospital to a transfer hospital without admission to the initial treating hospital - ... Hospital A would be paid average savings of $1,250 per patient.. *Hospital B in the same region also reduces its average costs ...
  https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2552ffe8-9f18-455c-bd84-2fa45e7623b3
*  Physician age and outcomes in elderly patients in hospital in the US | Hacker News
The title should be 'hospital patients treated by low volume physicians are more likely to die'. But that would have been less ... So the study really tells us about very 'low volume' providers compared to slightly higher volume providers, it's interesting ... So the study really tells us about very 'low volume' providers compared to slightly higher volume providers. I don't think ' ... The report says, 'We classified physicians into thirds of patient volume: low (estimated number of total admissions ,90 per ...
  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14380625
*  Contemporary Impact of State Certificate-of-Need Regulations for Cardiac Surgery | Circulation
... of STS hospitals were classified as low volume. To assess sensitivity, we varied the definition of low hospital volume using a ... TABLE 1. Hospital Isolated CABG Volume: Median Hospital Volumes for Non-CON vs CON ... Hospitals in this data set were classified as low volume if they performed 30 or fewer CABG surgeries in Medicare patients ... Do hospitals and surgeons with higher coronary artery bypass graft surgery volumes still have lower risk-adjusted mortality ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/20/2122
*  A classification of hospital-acquired diagnoses for use with routine hospital data | The Medical Journal of Australia
These major groups can be routinely monitored by low-volume hospitals, and the subclasses by larger hospitals; the subclasses ... While grouping was based in part on the size of groups, single codes or low-volume code groups with high saliency for patient ... 4 Top 20 CHADx subclasses, by volume of hospital-acquired diagnoses in Victoria in 2005-06* ... 3 Major CHADx groups, by volume of hospital-acquired diagnoses in Victoria in 2005‑06* ...
  https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2009/191/10/classification-hospital-acquired-diagnoses-use-routine-hospital-data
*  Hospital Volume and Processes, Outcomes, and Costs of Care for Congestive Heart Failure | Annals of Internal Medicine |...
... in the low-volume hospitals compared with 37% and 69% in the medium- and high-volume hospitals, respectively. As we know, ... being admitted to a hospital with a higher case volume was associated with lower mortality, lower readmission, and higher costs ... We noticed that this occurred in only 61% of low-volume hospitals in the urban locations. ... Hospital Volume and Processes, Outcomes, and Costs of Care for Congestive Heart Failure Gen-Min Lin, MD; Yi-Hwei Li, PhD ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/479634/hospital-volume-processes-outcomes-costs-care-congestive-heart-failure
*  Q&A: Why have rural hospitals been closing?
For some low-volume rural hospitals, the payments weren't enough to stay open. ... But some hospitals in metro areas also are considered rural, if they are in census tracts with low population densities and ... More than 100 hospitals have closed since 2010, and the pace has quickened in the past couple of years. Hospitals are closing ... Rural hospitals also tend to be smaller. While about 75 percent of urban hospitals have more than 100 patient beds, just 12 ...
  https://www.presstelegram.com/2015/05/01/qa-why-have-rural-hospitals-been-closing/
*  Experts Say Rating Hospital Quality Means Asking the Right Questions
John Hopkins University argue that more attention need to be paid to the quality of measurement tools used grading hospitals. ... Hospitals With Low Surgical Volume Not the Best Place for Joint Replacement Surgery. Patients who undergo elective total hip or ... Some hospitals don't routinely screen for DVT so their DVT rates are lower. They might also have a higher rate of complications ... Elderly Do Not Get the Same Treatment at All Hospitals. A new study reveals that hospitals that provide quality care for young ...
  http://www.medindia.net/news/Experts-Say-Rating-Hospital-Quality-Means-Asking-the-Right-Questions-86419-1.htm