Developing a risk stratification tool for audit of outcome after surgery for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

BACKGROUND Patients treated surgically for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represent a heterogeneous group. Adjusting for patient case mix and complexity of surgery is essential if reporting outcomes represent surgical performance and quality of care. METHODS A case note audit totaling 1075 patients receiving 1218 operations done for HNSCC… CONTINUE READING