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Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat)

Surgery centers report annual procedure volume for otolaryngology (ear, nose, mouth, and throat) procedures including: 

  • Ear Procedure
  • Mouth Procedure
  • Nasal/ Sinus Procedure

Experts agree that patients often have better outcomes when their procedure is performed by a surgeon and surgical teams with adequate, ongoing experience performing a particular procedure. However, Leapfrog has not yet established minimum hospital or surgeon volume standards.


Patients Included in the Measure

  • Outpatients (Patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day)

  • Adults and Children