Volume Data

Research indicates that for some high-risk procedures, hospitals that do a certain number are more likely to experience better outcomes. This is most likely because those hospitals that perform higher volumes have increased proficiency and more expertise in the procedures.

The minimum number is based on research from the Leapfrog Group, whose goal is to increase the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare.

The volumes are aggregated for the Calendar Year 2007.

High-Risk Treatment Volumes  Saint Francis Volume  Leapfrog
Standard
 
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) 781 450
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) 1174 400
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair 86 50
Esophagectomy 9 13
Pancreatic Resection 16 11
Bariatric Surgery 97 100
Aortic Valve Replacement 200 120
High-Risk Deliveries* 52 >50**

*High-risk deliveries are defined as the following:

  • Expected birth weight < 1500 grams
  • Gestational age < 32 weeks, or 
  • Pre-natal diagnosis of major congenital anomaly

**The Leapfrog Standard is based on an annual count of very low birth weight babies in a Neonatal Intensive Care unit

Orthopedic Volumes
The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, is comprised of leading-edge orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained and nationally recognized as experts in the field of joint replacement.  Since its establishment in July 2007, the number of total hip and knee replacement surgeries has nearly doubled compared to 2005 and 2006.

 

 

2005 

2006 

2007 

Total Hip Replacement 

247

364

511

Total Knee Replacement  

446

544

901

Totals 

693

908

1,412