Is oncologic surgery in a low-volume district general hospital justified? A critical 24-year audit

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BACKGROUND: An ongoing discussion focusses on centralization of oncologic surgery and effects of surgical and institutional volumes on outcome – questioning if oncologic surgery in low-volume district general hospitals is justified. METHODS: Data of 543 patients undergoing surgery for various cancer entities from 03/1978 until 12/2001 were entered in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10353-004-0021-7

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