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Endocrine Surgery Quality Reports: Parathyroidectomy Surgical Volumes

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Parathyroidectomy

Studies have shown that the number of surgeries a surgeon performs is an important factor to achieving optimal clinical results. Endocrine surgeons who performed greater than 100 cases per year were able to attain the lowest complication rates and achieved the shorter hospital length of stays. Likewise, surgeons who preformed less than 20 endocrine procedures per year resulted in poorer surgical results.
 
The chart below shows the number of parathyroidectomy procedures UW Health endocrine surgeons performed annually.
 
Key
  • Vertical axis: Number of procedures
  • Horizontal axis: Year
 
  200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
UW Health 92 107 151 184 192 164 231 270 287 292 260 300
 
Benchmark: Median of University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) member hospitals