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Patient outcomes and length of hospital stay after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: analysis of hospital episodes statistics for England.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the morbidity and mortality after radical prostatectomy (RP) in relation to the numbers of RPs carried out at individual hospitals, as recent studies of complex surgery report worse outcomes in low-volume hospitals, and there has been a large increase in RPs for localized prostate cancer. METHODS: We analysed hospital episode statistics data for all 18 027 RPs in English National Health Service hospitals between 1997 and 2004. RESULTS: In multivariate analysis, ther...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Gunnell, DJ More by this author
Albertsen, PC More by this author
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Journal:
BJU international
Volume:
100
Issue:
5
Pages:
1040-1049
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1464-410X
ISSN:
1464-4096
URN:
uuid:722eb11e-96e3-47a9-9a70-ab2d94f90167
Source identifiers:
230047
Local pid:
pubs:230047

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