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|Does where you get treatment really make a difference? This question has been explored in terms of prostectomy volume. |
|A review of over 100,000 Medicare claims data between 1991-1994 found that low, medium-low and medium-high volume hospitals had higher risk of mortality in the immediate 30 day post procedure period compared to high volume hospitals [Yao]. Similar results were observed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample data. |