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Rectal Cancer Surgery

To treat rectal cancer, surgery is often needed. Hospitals are asked to report on their annual procedure volume and whether their hospital’s privileging process includes the surgeon meeting or exceeding Leapfrog's minimum surgeon volume standard. Hospitals also report on whether they have protocols in place to ensure that the surgery is not performed unnecessarily on patients who would not benefit. 

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

 

Patients Included in the Measure

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

  • Adults