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Endocrine Surgery Quality Reports: Thyroidectomy Surgical Volumes

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Thyroidectomy

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/year resulted in poorer surgical results.
 
The chart below shows the number of thyroidectomy procedures UW Health endocrine surgeons performed annually.
 
Key
  • Vertical axis: Number of procedures
  • Horizontal axis: Year
 
  200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
UW Health 115 214 173 206 183 220 273 259 287 326 428 422
 
Benchmark: Median of University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) member hospitals