J Pediatr Surg 2022 Mar 28. Epub 2022 Mar 28.
Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Ostmerheimer Str. 200, Building 38, 51109, Cologne, Germany; Center for Health Services Research Brandenburg, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Campus Rüdersdorf, Seebad 82/83, 15562, Rüdersdorf, Germany; Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Institute for Health Services and Health System Research, Campus Rüdersdorf, Seebad 82/83, 15562, Rüdersdorf, Germany.
Background: Newborns with gastroschisis need surgery to reduce intestines into the abdominal cavity and to close the abdominal wall. Due to an existing volume-outcome relationship for other high-risk, low-volume procedures, we aimed at examining the relationship between hospital or surgeon volume and outcomes for gastroschisis.
Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search in Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL and Biosis Previews in June 2021 and searched for additional literature. Read More