Procedure Volume Reports

Research shows that hospitals reaching recommended volume thresholds for certain types of procedures tend to have better outcomes. These recommended yearly minimums are based on research from the Leapfrog Group, an organization dedicated to increasing the safety, quality and affordability of health care.

To serve as examples of our procedure volumes, we present two measures, for cardiovascular procedures and surgical procedures.


Cardiovascular Procedures

The table below shows our procedure volumes for two types of cardiovascular procedures: aortic valve replacement and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.

Cardiovascular Procedure Volumes

Measures BWH October 2014 – September 2015

Leapfrog Standard*

Aortic valve replacement volume 592 120
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair volume 90 -

* A dash "-" means that there is no available comparison

Surgical Care

The table below shows our procedure volumes for two types of surgical procedures: esophagus cancer surgery and pancreas cancer surgery.

Surgical Care Volume

Procedure Type BWH October 2014 – September 2015

Leapfrog Standard*

Esophagus Cancer Surgery 123 -
Pancreas Cancer Surgery 63 -

* A dash "-" means that there is no available comparison

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