Do individual surgeon volumes affect outcomes in thoracic surgery?

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Summary of "Do individual surgeon volumes affect outcomes in thoracic surgery?"

Minimum volume standards for thoracic surgical procedures have been advocated to improve outcomes. However, such standards are controversial within the thoracic surgery literature, and the methodology to determine cut points between high- and low-volume hospitals has been criticized. Furthermore, while multiple studies have examined hospital volume and its relationship with outcomes, there have been very few attempts to study this issue from the perspective of the individual thoracic surgeon. The aim of this study was to determine if surgeon volume is associated with differences in outcomes using a large state-wide database.


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Name: European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
ISSN: 1873-734X


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