Relation of surgeon and hospital volume to processes and outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery.

@article{Rogers2006RelationOS,
  title={Relation of surgeon and hospital volume to processes and outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery.},
  author={Selwyn O. Rogers and Robert E. Wolf and Alan M Zaslavsky and William E. Wright and John Z. Ayanian},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={244 6},
  pages={1003-11}
}
BACKGROUND Greater hospital volume has been associated with lower mortality after colorectal cancer surgery. The contribution of surgeon volume to processes and outcomes of care is less well understood. We assessed the relation of surgeon and hospital volume to postoperative and overall mortality, colostomy rates, and use of adjuvant radiation therapy. METHODS From the California Cancer Registry, we studied 28,644 patients who underwent surgical resection of stage I to III colorectal cancer… CONTINUE READING
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