Surgery for primary supratentorial brain tumors in the United States, 1988 to 2000: the effect of provider caseload and centralization of care.

@article{Barker2005SurgeryFP,
  title={Surgery for primary supratentorial brain tumors in the United States, 1988 to 2000: the effect of provider caseload and centralization of care.},
  author={Fred G. Barker and William Thomas Curry and B. S. Carter},
  journal={Neuro-oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={49-63}
}
Contemporary reports of patient outcomes after biopsy or resection of primary brain tumors typically reflect results at specialized centers. Such reports may not be representative of practices in nonspecialized settings. This analysis uses a nationwide hospital discharge database to examine trends in mortality and outcome at hospital discharge in 38,028 admissions for biopsy or resection of supratentorial primary brain tumors in adults between 1988 and 2000, particularly in relation to provider… CONTINUE READING