Does Where You Get Treatment really make a difference?
Mortality in General:
lVolume seems to make a difference
Supported by lit review of 135 studies
Cohort study using SEER data
Mortality After Prostate Cancer
lVolume seems to make a difference
lReview of 101,604 Medicare claims data
lNationwide Inpatient Sample
Prostatectomies between 1989-1995
Halm, E.A., C. Lee, and M.R. Chassin, Is volume related to outcome in health care? A systematic
review and methodologic critique of the literature. Ann Intern Med, 2002. 137(6): p. 511-20.
Yao, S.L. and G. Lu-Yao, Population-based study of relationships between hospital volume
of prostatectomies, patient outcomes, and length of hospital stay. J Natl Cancer Inst, 1999. 91(22): p. 1950-6.