We also challenged other hospital networks to take the “volume pledge” in the interest of patient safety and quality. Repeated studies, as well as a recent U.S. News & World Report investigation, have shown that surgeons and hospitals with greater experience in high-risk procedures have better outcomes compared to those with lower volumes.
This post is from Dr. Peter Pronovost, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Co-founder of Doctella. This is an excerpt reposted from his blog, Voices for Safer Care. Please visit his website to read the full article.