High volume improves outcomes: The argument for centralization of rectal cancer surgery.

@article{Aquina2016HighVI,
  title={High volume improves outcomes: The argument for centralization of rectal cancer surgery.},
  author={Christopher T Aquina and Christian P Probst and Adan Z Becerra and James C. Iannuzzi and Kristin N. Kelly and Bradley J Hensley and Aaron S. Rickles and Katia K. Noyes and Fergal J. Fleming and John R. T. Monson},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={159 3},
  pages={736-48}
}
BACKGROUND Centralization of care to "centers of excellence" in Europe has led to improved oncologic outcomes; however, little is known regarding the impact of nonmandated regionalization of rectal cancer care in the United States. METHODS The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) was queried for elective abdominoperineal and low anterior resections for rectal cancer from 2000 to 2011 in New York with the use of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision… CONTINUE READING
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