The effect of surgeon volume on mortality for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 02/24/2012
LaPar DJ et al. – A significant surgeon volume–outcome relationship exists for mortality after OPCAB with a threshold of more than 50 operations per year. However, the contribution of surgeon volume to the probability of death is incrementally small compared with other patient and operative characteristics. This demonstrates that outcomes after OPCAB are more dependent on patient risk factors than on surgeon volume.