Directing surgical quality improvement initiatives: comparison of perioperative mortality and long-term survival for cancer surgery.

Abstract

PURPOSE Quality-improvement initiatives are being developed to decrease volume-based variability in surgical outcomes. Resources for national and hospital quality-improvement initiatives are limited. It is unclear whether quality initiatives in surgical oncology should focus on factors affecting perioperative mortality or long-term survival. Our objective… (More)
DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2007.15.6356

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