Surgeon specialty and long-term survival after pulmonary resection for lung cancer.

BACKGROUND Long-term outcomes and processes of care in patients undergoing pulmonary resection for lung cancer may vary by surgeon type. Associations between surgeon specialty and processes of care and long-term survival have not been described. METHODS A cohort study (1992 through 2002, follow-up through 2005) was conducted using Surveillance… CONTINUE READING