Infographic: Variations in Surgical Procedure Survival Rates

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Across U.S. hospitals, the survival rates for four high-risk procedures vary significantly, according to a new report by The Leapfrog Group. Moreover, most hospitals surveyed do not meet Leapfrog’s standard for each procedure.

The infographic looks at survival rates of four high-risk surgeries, including: removing all or part of the pancreas (pancreatectomy); removing all or part of the esophagus (esophagectomy); repair of the major vessel supplying blood to the body (abdominal aortic aneurysm or AAA); and replacement of the aortic valve in the heart (AVR). The infographic goes on to calculate the number of lives lost between the top and worst performing hospitals.

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