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When Finding a Physician, is Clinical Volume and Experience Enough?

As early as 1979*, we’ve observed a correlation between a surgeon’s annual procedure volume and adverse event rate. This has been corroborated by multiple studies, most recently the Annals of Surgery’s report on 16,954 thyroidectomies. The New York Times reported this week the drastic range in complication risk – from 87% among low volume surgeons (1/year), to 3% for high volume surgeons (21-25/year). Clinical experience matters - this should surprise no one.

Topics: patient experience Clinical Volume Physician Network Physician Volume Clinical Experience