The impact of clinical guidelines on surgical management in patients with thyroid cancer.

@article{Phillips2003TheIO,
  title={The impact of clinical guidelines on surgical management in patients with thyroid cancer.},
  author={Alexander W Phillips and J. D. Fenwick and Ujjal K Mallick and P Perros},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={485-9}
}
AIMS Thyroid cancer is an uncommon but highly curable disease if treated optimally. The aim of this study was to determine whether clinical guidelines introduced locally at the beginning of 1999 were associated with better surgical outcome, using radioiodine uptake as a surrogate measure of completeness of thyroidectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the medical records of all patients with thyroid cancer referred to a cancer centre (n=176) 3 years before and 3 years after the… CONTINUE READING