What evidence is there for a relationship between organisational features and patient outcomes in congenital heart disease services? A rapid review

Turner J, Preston L, Booth A, O'Keeffe C, Campbell F, Jesurasa A, Cooper K, Goyder, E
Record ID 32014001395
Authors' objectives: To identify and synthesise the evidence on the relationship between organisational features and patient outcomes for adults and children with CHD.
Authors' recommendations: This review identified a substantial number of studies reporting a positive relationship between volume and outcome, but the complexity of the evidence requires careful interpretation. The heterogeneity of findings from observational studies suggests that, while a relationship between volume and outcome exists, this is unlikely to be a simple, independent and directly causal relationship. The effect of volume on outcome relative to the effect of other as yet undetermined health system factors remains a complex and unresolved research question.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Patient Outcome Assessment
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
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