Higher-volume hospitals linked to reduced mortality, failure to rescue after liver surgery

Hospitals that performed at least 25 major hepatectomies per year had lower rates of postoperative in-hospital mortality and failure to rescue, suggesting better management of postoperative complications.“Hospital volume influences postoperative complications after complex digestive surgical procedures. Higher hospital volume is associated with lower mortality rates. This relationship has also been demonstrated for failure to rescue,” Josephine Magnin, of the department of digestive surgical oncology at the University Hospital of Dijon in France, and colleagues wrote in theRead More

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