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      Microvascular decompression surgery in the United States, 1996 to 2000: mortality rates, morbidity rates, and the effects of hospital and surgeon volumes.

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          Microvascular decompression (MVD) is associated with low mortality and morbidity rates at specialized centers, but many MVD procedures are performed outside such centers. We studied short-term end points after MVD in a national hospital discharge database sample.

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          Journal
          Neurosurgery
          Neurosurgery
          Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
          0148-396X
          0148-396X
          Jun 2003
          : 52
          : 6
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, 32 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
          Article
          10.1227/01.neu.0000065129.25359.ee
          12762870
          5d088d17-8439-419e-a237-4e36744998df

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