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The Continuing Challenge of Low-Volume
Cardiac Surgery Programs

If you are a hospital executive with responsibility for a relatively low or declining volume cardiac surgery service, you need to consider strategic alternatives to insure the success of  this important clinical program.  In your decision-making process, consider these important factors:

  • Many low-volume services struggle to produce high quality and competitive cost outcomes.
  • Expanding bundling efforts put cardiac surgery episodes of care for low-volume providers at a competitive disadvantage.
  • Nationally, CABG case volume is declining and cardiac valve cases are increasingly shifting to higher-volume, more specialized providers in many markets.
  • The continued impact of catheter-based procedures including PCI and TAVR.
  • The pursuit of “excellence” in an increasingly important survival strategy.
  • Low surgical volumes do not necessarily correlate directly with the volume of other cardiac procedures such as diagnostic cath, PCI, interventional vascular and cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device implants.
  • Hospitals with and without cardiac surgery services can achieve excellence status and build thriving programs. 

There are options!  Evaluate the issues and your options by downloading our updated and expanded low-volume Cardiac Surgery whitepaper:

 Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs: Grow, Consolidate or Divest?

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