Cardiology: Volume


Volumes are the number of patients seen or the number of procedures or type of care occurring in the hospital during a specific time period. Research indicates that for some procedures and types of care, hospitals that do a certain number are more likely to have better outcomes.

Inpatient Cardiology Discharges

A high number is better.

What this means

Inpatient discharge: A count of the number of patients who leave UVM Medical Center following inpatient care.

Why it's important

High volume is an important indicator of experience and quality of care. UVM Medical Center is recognized for its cardiac care facilities in the state of Vermont. It is the primary referral hospital for the region.

Chart Source Data - UVM Medical Center #2

Catheterization Lab Procedures

A high number is better.

What this means

A count of the number of patients who've had a catheterization lab procedure during the twelve-month period.

Why it's important

Hospitals that perform high numbers of procedures are likely to have generally better outcomes.

Chart Source Data - UVM Medical Center #2