Volumes identify the number of procedures a hospital has performed and is a good indication of healthcare experience. Outcomes combine various factors to evaluate the clinical success of a hospital's healthcare practices. In fact, the two are closely related: numerous research studies have demonstrated that larger volumes generally lead to better outcomes.
In August 2015, Lurie Children’s sponsored the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes. National experts on congenital heart disease data and reporting gathered to discuss the importance of sound public reporting. Learn more about the summit.