Relation Between Hospital Experience and In-Hospital Mortality for Patient with AIDS-related Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

Experience from 3,126 Cases in New York City in 1987

Published In: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, v. 5, Sep. 1992, p. 856-864

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1992

by Charles Bennett, John L. Adams, Paul Gertler, Rolla Edward Park, Stuart C. Gilman, W. Lance George, Martin F. Shapiro, Robert H. Brook

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Shows that, for people admitted to a hospital with AIDS, mortality varies with hospital experience. It shows that patients are less likely to die in hospitals that treat more patients who have pneumonia as a result of AIDS. This article substantiates the finding that, for many diseases, volume and experience affect outcome.

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