Preventing low-volume hospitals from performing certain surgeries

I was incredibly impressed by the announcement that three top U.S. health systems — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the University of Michigan Health System — will be enforcing standards that prevent low-volume hospitals from performing certain surgeries.

This comes on the heels of a major US News story which showed that patients who had surgeries at low-volume hospitals faced significantly higher risks of complications and death.

The data itself …

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