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hospital volume

The number of cases of specific conditions (such as stroke, acute myocardial infarction, or organ transplantation) treated at an inpatient facility. Morbidity and mortality are typically lowest in treatment centers where professional staff has the greatest clinical experience.
See also: volume
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3) These particular years are a good period to assess patient responses to information: over the previous decade, the research literature identifying the relationship between hospital volume and quality had grown substantially, significant efforts to inform the public about hospital quality had begun, and volume came to be seen as a relevant consideration for patient choice.
We also examined incidence of HO MRSA infections by hospital volume (Table 2).
Hospital volume and "rurality" were associated with 30-day mortality after adjusting for various other risk factors such as demographics, medical comorbidities, laboratory abnormalities at admission, and receipt of mechanical ventilation, he said.
28) The physician exclusion screen applies only to the physician practice analysis but not to the hospital volume analysis, in which we count all of the specialty volume that the hospital gets without regard to the overall volume of the individual physicians who contribute that volume.
The sites were matched with regard to hospital volume and physician training.
In terms of hospital volume, Blue Cross members account for about 11,000 inpatient days, Mucek said.
As for the individual volume types, FY, FY-1, and 4-year unit volumes and 4-year percent of hospital volume, each predicted such relationships in six DRGs.
Annual hospital testing volumes * Tumor Total annual Percent of hospitals Average annual volume marker hospital volume performing test per hospital PSA 3,084,000 70.
They detail how coronary bypass patients in low-volume hospitals face substantially greater risk of dying during hospitalization than those having the procedure at high-volume surgical facilities; how new breast cancer patients have much greater likelihood of undertreatment in low-volume institutions due to inadequate lymph node assessments; and, how high hospital volume correlates with lower risk of dying for various procedures.
In an era of diminishing marketing resources, it is irresponsible for marketing officers to squander hospital resources or allocate resources to marketing actions that cannot be measured for their effectiveness in their impact on hospital volume and revenue.
Consultants at the conference also noted that hospital volume for profitable procedures, not surprisingly, tends to go up over time compared to volume for less profitable procedures.
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