• Hospitals with higher volumes of emergency general surgery patients achieve lower mortality rates: A case for establishing designated centers for emergency general surgery (March 2017)

    Gerald O. Ogola, PhD, MPH, Adil Haider, MD, and Shahid Shafi, MD, MPH
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    To determine if EGS patients treated at hospitals with higher volume of EGS patients experienced lower mortality rates than those treated at low-volume hospitals.

    Impact Statement:

    EGS patients treated at hospitals with a higher volume of EGS patients experienced lower mortality rates, with a possible threshold of 688 patients per year. A regionalized system of EGS care where complex patients are treated at large volume centers may improve patient outcomes.

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