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Leapfrog - Minimum Volume Recommendations (Evidence-based Hospital Referral pdf)  Editor's Pick

The Leapfrog Group has Evidence-Based Hospital Referral Safety Standards that include recommended volumes for certain procedures. They include minimum annual hospital volumes as follows: 120 aortic valve replacement, and at least 50 babies in neonatal intensive care (NICU). Other procedures under evaluation include heart bypass (CABG), Percutaneous coronary intervention procedures (PCI angioplasty), abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA), pancreatic resections, esophagectomy. Read about the specifics, then go to the Hospital Quality Ratings category, and check the Leapfrog data for information on your local hospitals. Updated 2017

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