Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes.

@article{Merkow2013EffectOI,
  title={Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes.},
  author={Ryan P. Merkow and Thomas E Kmiecik and David J. Bentrem and David Porter Winchester and Andrew K. Stewart and Clifford Y. Ko and Karl Bilimoria},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 7},
  pages={1412-9}
}
BACKGROUND The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) generally has not collected cancer-specific variables. Because increasing numbers of studies are using ACS NSQIP data to study cancer surgery, the objectives of the current study were 1) to examine differences between existing ACS NSQIP variables and cancer registry variables, and 2) to determine whether the addition of cancer-specific variables improves modeling of short-term outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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