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Does certificate of need affect cardiac outcomes and costs?
Several U.S. states enforce Certificate of Need (CON) regulations, which limit the number of hospitals performing open heart surgery or coronary angioplasty. CON regulations were intended to restrain cost growth and improve ...
Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Volume and Operative Mortality for Cancer Surgery
Background: We measured 13-year trends in operative mortality for six cancer resections. We then examined whether these trends are driven by changes in hospital and surgeon volume or by changes that occurred among all ...