Thursday, July 18, 2024
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As Three Systems Install ‘Volume Pledge,’ Others Watching for Its Outcomes

More than a year ago, three academic-based health systems announced that their surgeons would be allowed to perform certain procedures only if they did a sufficient number of such procedures annually.

Known as the “volume pledge” and adopted by the systems in May 2015, the policy is based on the simple principle of practice makes perfect: more experienced doctors, better muscle memory and technical skills, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, lower chances of readmissions and less mortality.

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