Relation of hospital volume to colostomy rates and survival for patients with rectal cancer.

@article{Hodgson2003RelationOH,
  title={Relation of hospital volume to colostomy rates and survival for patients with rectal cancer.},
  author={D. C. Hodgson and Wei Zhang and Alan M Zaslavsky and Charles S. Fuchs and William E. Wright and John Z. Ayanian},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2003},
  volume={95 10},
  pages={708-16}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative mortality after some types of cancer surgery is inversely related to the number of operations performed at a hospital (i.e., hospital volume). This study assessed the association of hospital volume with colostomy rates and survival for patients with rectal cancer in a large representative cohort identified from the California Cancer… CONTINUE READING