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Esophageal resection (Leapfrog Group)

The descriptions for this measure come from source: www.leapfroggroup.org.

 “Esophageal cancer surgery removes cancerous sections of the esophagus. Patients undergoing an esophageal resection or esophagectomy should choose a hospital that is predicted to have the best odds of having their patients survive the surgery.”
 
“Select a hospital with lots of experience and the best results for specific procedures, surgeries or conditions. This is known as Evidence Based Hospital Referral (High risk procedures). Evidence-based hospital referral means making sure that patients with high-risk conditions are treated at hospitals with characteristics shown to be associated with better outcomes.”
 
“Patients can expect the safest possible surgery at hospitals with low mortality rates or high rates of adherence to clinical practices (or processes) known to improve surgical outcomes…. Another important factor related to better surgical outcomes is volume — how many procedures of a given type a hospital performs each year.”
About this measure
 
The Leapfrog Group scores Esophageal Resection Surgery using data on Survival.  Scores are reported as:
 
1 = Willing to Report
2 = Some Progress
3 = Substantial Progress
4 = Fully Meets Standards
 

Note: In this case, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Leapfrog Points)
  2013
Northwestern Memorial 4
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4
Performance Trend (Leapfrog Points)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Northwestern Memorial 4 4 4 4 4 4
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4 4 4 4 4 4
Source:Leapfrog Group, www.leapfroggroup.org
Esophageal Resection
Last UpdateDecember 17, 2013

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