Hospital Case Volume Is Associated With Improved Survival for Patients With Metastatic Melanoma.

@article{Huo2016HospitalCV,
  title={Hospital Case Volume Is Associated With Improved Survival for Patients With Metastatic Melanoma.},
  author={Jinhai Huo and David R. Lairson and Xianglin L. Du and Wenyaw Chan and Jing Jiang and Thomas A. Buchholz and Beverly Ashleigh Guadagnolo},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={491-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Hospital case volume has been shown to be a predictor of patient mortality for treatment for various cancers. The influence of hospital case volume on malignant melanoma survival and treatment utilization is unknown. METHODS We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked databases to identify patients aged 65 years or older diagnosed with metastatic melanoma between 2000 and 2009. We analyzed claims data to ascertain cancer treatment variation by hospital… CONTINUE READING
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