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Surgical specialty, surgical unit volume and mortality after oesophageal cancer surgery.

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BACKGROUND: Mortality after oesophagectomy is lower in high-volume than in low-volume surgical units. Case series from cardiothoracic surgeons report lower mortality rates than those from general surgeons. We therefore used a national data set to investigate the effects of surgical specialty and volume on mortality after oesophagectomy. METHODS: We analysed Hospital Episode Statistics for oesophagectomy for cancer (n=9034 cases), linked to data from death certificates, in England from 1998 t...

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10.1016/j.ejso.2008.11.004

Authors


Goldacre, M More by this author
McCulloch, P More by this author
Journal:
European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Volume:
35
Issue:
8
Pages:
820-825
Publication date:
2009-08-05
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EISSN:
1532-2157
ISSN:
0748-7983
URN:
uuid:9e6d598d-0c94-45ae-928d-338c1125faa8
Source identifiers:
195249
Local pid:
pubs:195249

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