Hospital Variation in Failure to Rescue after Colorectal Cancer Surgery: Results of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit

@article{Henneman2013HospitalVI,
  title={Hospital Variation in Failure to Rescue after Colorectal Cancer Surgery: Results of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit},
  author={Daan Henneman and Heleen Simone Snijders and Marta Fiocco and Nicoine van Leersum and Nikki E. Kolfschoten and PhD Th. Wiggers and M. Wouters and PhD R. A. E. M. Tollenaar},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={2117-2123}
}
BackgroundPostoperative mortality is frequently used in hospital comparisons as marker for quality of care. Differences in mortality between hospitals may be explained by varying complication rates. A possible modifying factor may be the ability to let patients with a serious complication survive, referred to as failure to rescue (FTR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate how hospital performance on postoperative mortality is related to severe complications or to FTR and to explore the… CONTINUE READING
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