Valerie Pruitt, MD
Outpatient gallbladder removal rate
As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.
Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients
Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.
To help you understand how Dr. Pruitt’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:
- We first measure how many of Dr. Pruitt’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
- We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Pruitt’s.
By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pruitt’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.
This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.
University of Louisville School of Medicine
MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997
Dr. Pruitt is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.
South Baldwin Regional Medical CenterAHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
West Florida HospitalAHospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
North Okaloosa Medical CenterBHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
Sacred Heart Health SystemCHospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
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