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Table 1 Specifications as per minimum volume regulations 2004 to 2012 for German hospitals: minimum volumes per hospital and year

From: Minimum volume standards in German hospitals: do they get along with procedure centralization? A retrospective longitudinal data analysis

Type of intervention (including) 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012
Complex esophageal interventions (partial/total esophagectomy, implant of magnetic antireflux device, gastrectomy with subtotal esophageal resection) 5 10 10 10 10
Complex pancreatic interventions (partial/total pancreatectomy, internal drainage of pancreas) 5 10 10 10 10
Kidney transplantation (re-transplantation) 20 25 25 25 25
Liver transplantation (re-transplantation, hepatectomy, partial hepatectomy from living donor) 10 20 20 20 20
Stem cell transplantation (transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow, transfusion of peripheral hematopoietic stem cells) 12 25 25 25 25
Total knee replacement - 50 50 50 50