Hospital volume and mortality after trans-jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation in the United States Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT The link between higher procedure volume and better outcomes for surgical procedures is well established. We aimed to determine if procedure volume affected inpatient mortality in patients undergoing transjugular intra-hepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). An epidemiological analysis of an all-payer database recording hospitalizations during 2013 in the United States (Nationwide Readmissions Database) was performed. All patients'≥ 18 years old undergoing TIPS during a hospital admission (n= 5529) without …

publication date

  • July 6, 2017