Pediatric endocrine surgery: who is operating on our children?


Journal Article

BACKGROUND: High surgeon volume is associated with improved outcomes in adult endocrine surgery. This is the first population-based outcomes study for thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy in children. METHODS: Cross-sectional analyses were performed using 1999 to 2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample data. Outcomes included complications, length of stay (LOS), and costs. High-volume surgeons performed >30 cervical endocrine procedures per year in adults and children; pediatric surgeons restricted >90% of their practices to patients

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Cited Authors

  • Tuggle, CT; Roman, SA; Wang, TS; Boudourakis, L; Thomas, DC; Udelsman, R; Ann Sosa, J

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 144 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 869 - 877

PubMed ID

  • 19040991

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19040991

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7361

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6060

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.surg.2008.08.033


  • eng