High-volume hospitals reduce risk of patient death

03/25/2010 | Reuters

Heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia patients are less likely to die if treated at hospitals that handle a high volume of those cases, researchers said. Data showed once a hospital treated at least 610 people for heart attack, 500 for heart failure or 210 for pneumonia in one year, the risk of dying in the next 30 days was lowest for patients.

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