CHF volume affect care quality

By  |  January 17, 2011 | 

In this large administrative database analysis, researchers found that the higher the volume of CHF admissions to a hospital, the lower the risk of 30 day death, 30 day readmission rate, and hospital cost. As is true with many other clinical conditions, higher volume centers appear to perform better than lower volume centers for CHF care (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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