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Lung Resection for Cancer

For early stages of cancer in the lung, surgeons may perform a procedure to try to remove the cancer by removing part of the lung.

This measure assesses the following:

  • A hospital's experience performing the procedure against Leapfrog's hospital volume standard of 40 procedures per year and
  • Whether the hospital’s process for privileging its surgeons includes requiring the surgeon to meet Leapfrog's annual surgeon volume standard of 15 procedures per year

View Leapfrog's minimum hospital and surgeon volume standards here.

Reporting Period 

  • Surveys submitted prior to September 1: 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • Surveys (re)submitted on or after September 1: 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024 

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)
  • Adults