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Table 3 Volume and mortality estimates

From: Volume-based referral for cardiovascular procedures in the United States: a cross-sectional regression analysis

  CABG PCI
Current   
Total procedures, n(%) 374,234 625,199
   Performed at LVH, n(%) 143,687 87,661
   Performed at HVH, n(%) 230,547 537,538
Total in-hospital deaths, n(%) 13,633 9,405
   Performed at LVH, n(%) 5,535 1,719
   Performed at HVH, n(%) 8,098 7,686
Adopting volume minimum policy   
Total procedures, n(%) 374,234 625,199
   Performed at LVH, n(%) 0 0
   Performed at HVH, n(%) 374,234 625,199
Total in-hospital deaths, n(%) 13,014 9,296
   Performed at LVH, n(%) 0 0
   Performed at HVH, n(%) 13,014 9,296
Impact of adopting volume minimum policy   
Procedures moved from LVH to HVH, n 143,687 87,661
Deaths averted, n 619 109
Number of procedures moved from LVH to HVH to avoid 1 death 232 805
Percent reduction in deaths 4.54% 1.16%