Table 5

Differences between hospitals with low and high procedure volumes (threshold = 100 operations annually)
Number of knee joint endoprostheses implantations of the persons insured at TK Rate of short-term reoperations in hospitals with < 100 operations p.a. (%, median) Rate of short-term reoperations in hospitals with > = 100 operations p.a. (%, median) p value
< 10 22.2 (47 hospitals) 16.7 (24 hospitals) 0.229
10 - 19 9.1 (31 hospitals) 8.3 (54 hospitals) 0.481
> = 20 8.2 (10 hospitals) 4.8 (136 hospitals) 0.058
Total 14.3 (88 hospitals) 6.6 (214 hospitals) < 0.001

Number of knee joint endoprostheses of the persons insured at TK serves as an indicator for confidence.

Linder et al.

Linder et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:223   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-223

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