Acuity and survival in colon cancer surgery.

  title={Acuity and survival in colon cancer surgery.},
  author={Emily Carter Paulson and Najjia N. Mahmoud and Christopher J Wirtalla and Katrina Armstrong},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={53 4},
PURPOSE Reports indicate that up to 40% of patients with colon cancer require nonelective resection, which has been shown to portend worse long-term prognosis compared with elective resection. We used a national database to identify specific preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative factors mediating the acuity-survival relationship in an effort to identify areas of medical practice that can serve as targets for improvement in cancer care. METHODS We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology… CONTINUE READING