Does the Size of a Hospital Matter for Quality of Surgery?
I’m away on vacation through October 10th, but I’ve scheduled the posting of an article of interest most weekdays. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts on each and I hope you keep up your daily habit of reading the blog.
This article caught my eye recently:
From the early section of the article:
It turns out my mom’s hunch was right: My colleagues and I have found through research that big, academic medical centers don’t outperform local hospitals when it comes to common procedures. This upends some of health care’s most conventional wisdom — that the places with the highest volume of care provide the best quality — and suggests a different mindset for patients shopping for care.
We usually think large, academic hospitals are best. That’s not always right.
What do you think? Post a comment and I’ll do my best to moderate and approve them while I’m away.