Table 1 Minimum volumes and requirements per hospital and year in Germany (table based on [11])

From: Impact of suspending minimum volume requirements for knee arthroplasty on hospitals in Germany: an uncontrolled before–after study

Type of intervention 2004–2005 2006–2009 2010 2011–2014 since 2015
Complex oesophageal interventions 5 10 10 10 10
Complex pancreatic interventions 5 10 10 10 10
Kidney transplantation 10 20 20 20 20
Liver transplantation 20 25 25 25 25
Stem cell transplantation 12 25 25 25 25
Total knee arthroplasty 50 50 suspended 50
Infants with birth weight < 1250 g 14 30 planned,
14 continued
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