Mortality after esophagectomy is heavily impacted by center volume: retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample

Abstract

The effects of hospital volume on in-hospital mortality after esophageal resection are disputed in the literature. We sought to analyze treatment effects in patient subpopulations that undergo esophagectomy for cancer based on hospital volume. We performed a retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1998 to 2011. Patients who underwent… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-016-5251-9

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