Pancreatic resection (pancreas surgery) volume

Pancreatic resection is the surgical removal of tissue from the pancreas. This is often done to remove cancerous tumors. The volume measures the number of procedures done at the hospital.

A pancreatic resection requires technical skill. Complications of pancreatic resection can lead to a relatively high death rate, and some of these complications may be preventable.

About this measure

This measure reports the number of pancreatic resections performed at the hospital. Higher volumes have been associated with better patient outcomes.  

Most Recent Available Data (Number)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 6
Performance Trend (Number)
  2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 13 15 10 6 9 5 14 6
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,