Effect of hospital volume on long-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy for clinical stage I gastric cancer.

@article{Ichikawa2013EffectOH,
  title={Effect of hospital volume on long-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy for clinical stage I gastric cancer.},
  author={Daisuke Ichikawa and Shuhei Komatsu and Takeshi Kubota and Kazuma Okamoto and Katsuya Deguchi and Hidemasa Tamai and Takayoshi Obayashi and Kazutomo Kitagawa and Koji Soga and Kentaro Inoue and Nobuki Yamaoka and Tsutomu Imanishi and Akeo Hagiwara and Eigo Otsuji},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={
          5165-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study aimed to examine the effect of hospital volume on long-term outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy for clinical stage I gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 420 patients with clinical stage I gastric cancer who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy at our university hospital (high-volume group) and affiliated hospitals (low-volume group) were included in this study. Overall survival (OS) and cause-specific survival (CSS) rates were analyzed… CONTINUE READING