AHRQ - Volume Measures

Volumes are the number of patients seen or the number of procedures or type of care occurring in the hospital during a specific time period.  Research indicates that for some procedures and types of care, hospitals that do a certain number are more likely to have better outcomes.


CABG Procedure Volume

A high number is better.

What this means

This is the volume of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures performed at Fletcher Allen over the 12-month period indicated.

Why it’s important

A higher volume than target is considered by AHRQ as an indicator of good patient care capabilities. High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

PTCA Procedure Volumes

A high number is better.

What this means

This is the volume of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures performed at Fletcher Allen over the 12-month period indicated.

Why it’s important

A higher volume than target is considered by AHRQ as an indicator of good patient care capabilities. High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

 

Carotid Endarterectomy Procedure Volumes

A high number is better.

What this means

This is the volume of carotid endarterectomy procedures performed at Fletcher Allen over the 12-month period indicated.

Why it’s important

A higher volume than target is considered by AHRQ as an indicator of good patient care capabilities. High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

AAA Procedure Volumes

A high number is better.

What this means


This is the volume of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair procedures performed at Fletcher Allen over the 12-month period indicated.

Why it’s important

A higher volume than target is considered by AHRQ as an indicator of good patient care capabilities. High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Esophageal Resection Procedure Volumes

A high number is better.

What this means

This is the volume of esophageal resection procedures performed at Fletcher Allen over the 12-month period indicated.

Why it’s important

A higher volume than target is considered by AHRQ as an indicator of good patient care capabilities. High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ

Pancreatic Resection Procedure Volumes

A high number is better.

What this means

This is the volume of pancreatic resection procedures performed at Fletcher Allen over the 12-month period indicated.

Why it’s important

A higher volume than target is considered by AHRQ as an indicator of good patient care capabilities. High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care.

Chart Source Data - AHRQ