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Association between hospital case volume and mortality in non-elderly pneumonia patients stratified by severity: a retrospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2014
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Title
Association between hospital case volume and mortality in non-elderly pneumonia patients stratified by severity: a retrospective cohort study
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BMC Health Services Research, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-14-302
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Hiraku Kumamaru, Yusuke Tsugawa, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Kanako Kunishima Kumamaru, Hideki Hashimoto, Hideo Yasunaga

Abstract

The characteristics and aetiology of pneumonia in the non-elderly population is distinct from that in the elderly population. While a few studies have reported an inverse association between hospital case volume and clinical outcome in elderly pneumonia patients, the evidence is lacking in a younger population. In addition, the relationship between volume and outcome may be different in severe pneumonia cases than in mild cases. In this context, we tested two hypotheses: 1) non-elderly pneumonia patients treated at hospitals with larger case volume have better clinical outcome compared with those treated at lower case volume hospitals; 2) the volume-outcome relationship differs by the severity of the pneumonia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 3%
Portugal 1 3%
Unknown 34 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 28%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 19%
Researcher 4 11%
Other 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 58%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 17%

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