Pancreatic resection (Leapfrog Group)
The descriptions for this measure come from source: www.leapfroggroup.org.
“Pancreatic cancer resection surgery removes cancerous sections of the pancreas. Patients undergoing a pancreatic resection or pancreatectomy 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 Pancreatic Cancer 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 measure, a higher number is better.
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Source:Leapfrog Group, www.leapfroggroup.org
Last UpdateDecember 18, 2012