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Annual surgical volume for esophagectomy procedures 2017-03-27T11:37:46-06:00


Multiple research studies have shown that hospitals performing a high number of cases of a particular surgery have lower mortality rates when compared to hospitals performing fewer cases. Surgeon and staff experience, along with other support services, are factors that help to explain this association between surgical volume and outcome (
Annals of Surgery, July 2007: 246(1); 135-139).

The Leapfrog Group also suggests that Hospitals performing at least 13 to 20 esophagectomy procedures per year have better outcomes.