Patient and hospital characteristics related to in-hospital mortality after lung cancer resection.

@article{Romano1992PatientAH,
  title={Patient and hospital characteristics related to in-hospital mortality after lung cancer resection.},
  author={Patrick S. Romano and David H Mark},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1992},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={1332-7}
}
Several recent reports from academic centers have documented very low postoperative mortality after lung cancer surgery. However, generalizing these studies to community hospitals is potentially limited by reporting bias. From California hospital discharge abstracts, we identified 12,439 adults who underwent pulmonary resection for lung or bronchial tumors between January 1983 and December 1986. In-hospital mortality was 3.8 percent after wedge resection, 3.7 percent after segmental resection… CONTINUE READING

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