Esophagectomy for cancer: clinical concerns support centralizing operations within the larger hospitals.

@article{Fujita2010EsophagectomyFC,
  title={Esophagectomy for cancer: clinical concerns support centralizing operations within the larger hospitals.},
  author={Hiromasa Fujita and Soji Ozawa and Hiroyuki Kuwano and Yuki Ueda and Santa Hattori and Takashi Yanagawa},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={145-52}
}
Esophagectomy needs experienced surgical techniques and a well-trained perioperative care team. There are now many reports that the mortality rate after esophagectomy is higher in those hospitals with a low volume of esophagectomy and/or low surgeon's volume. The purpose of this study is to decide the respective numbers of esophagectomy operations per year to define low-volume and high-volume hospitals in Japan. If medical policy aims to further reduce mortality and morbidity associated with… CONTINUE READING
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