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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:
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?
Self-Preservation Strategies and Excellence Expectations
CT Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Revisited: One Hospital’s Successful Cardiac Screening Program
While low-dose coronary artery calcium scoring scans (CAC) using CT have been around for some time, their effectiveness and relatively low cost in assessing cardiac risk seems to be taking on a new life. Accumulated wisdom and several newer studies have added to the body of clinical knowledge about CAC.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Compensation in a Low Volume Cardiac Surgery (LVCS) Setting: Part 2
According to the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality, across the 1,119 participating cardiac surgery programs in the database, the average adult cardiac surgery procedure volume in 2016 was 200.8 cases. This is virtually equal with the STS definition of “low-volume,” defined as 200 cases or less per year.