World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 29, Issue 10, pp 1241–1244

The Volume–Outcome Relationship: Don’t Believe Everything You See

Authors

  • Caprice K. Christian
    • Department of Surgery Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Michael L. Gustafson
    • Department of Surgery Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Rebecca A. Betensky
    • Department of Biostatistics Harvard School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Daley
    • Tenet Healthcare System
    • Department of Community and Family MedicineDartmouth Medical School, Hinman Box 7250, Strasenburg Hall
    • Department of Surgery Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00268-005-7993-8

Cite this article as:
Christian, C.K., Gustafson, M.L., Betensky, R.A. et al. World J. Surg. (2005) 29: 1241. doi:10.1007/s00268-005-7993-8

Abstract

This paper investigates methodological limitations of the volume–outcome relationship. A brief overview of quality measurement is followed by a discussion of two important aspects of the relationship.

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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2005