Hospital and surgeon volume in relation to long-term survival after oesophagectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Brusselaers2014HospitalAS,
  title={Hospital and surgeon volume in relation to long-term survival after oesophagectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Nele Brusselaers and Fredrik Mattsson and Jesper Lagergren},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 9},
  pages={1393-400}
}
BACKGROUND Centralisation of healthcare, especially for advanced cancer surgery, has been a matter of debate. Clear short-term mortality benefits have been described for oesophageal cancer surgery conducted at high-volume hospitals and by high-volume surgeons. OBJECTIVE To clarify the association between hospital volume, surgeon volume and hospital type in relation to long-term survival after oesophagectomy for cancer, by a meta-analysis. DESIGN The systematic literature search included… CONTINUE READING
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