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Volume and Outcome Relationships in Hospitals

Editor’s note: Ten years ago The Leapfroggroup began a journey to improve public reporting of hospital measurements. The first three measurements were centered on the Intensivist staffing model, implementing CPOE (Computer-aided Physician Order Entry of drugs) and volume metrics. In the following story more is now known about the relationship of volume and outcomes in hospitals.

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Hospital experience affects outcomes for pancreatitis
Patients with acute pancreatitis have less chance of dying and lower medical bills at hospitals that treat at least 118 cases of the disease each year, according to a U.S. study. Researchers said such hospitals tend to be large, urban research centers. ABC News/Reuters (12/22)

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December 23, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare, hospitals, quality | , ,

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