Are hospitals in Japan with larger patient volume treating younger and earlier-stage cancer patients? An analysis of hospital-based cancer registry data in Japan.


OBJECTIVE Differences in hospital case-mix have not been adequately accounted for in hospital volume and patient outcome studies in Japan. We aimed to examine whether differences may exist by investigating the distribution of patients' stage and age across designated cancer treatment hospitals of varying patient volume across Japan. METHODS We analyzed… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jjco/hyv069

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