The long overdue inception of accreditation of centres for rectal cancer surgery in the United States.

@article{Wexner2015TheLO,
  title={The long overdue inception of accreditation of centres for rectal cancer surgery in the United States.},
  author={S D Wexner and Mariana E. Berho},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          465-7
        }
}
The vast majority of surgery for rectal cancer in the United States is performed by non-specialists in low volume hospitals. Unfortunately, this practice is associated with tremendously variable rates of permanent colostomy formation and suboptimal adherence to evidence based guidelines [1,2]. In 1999 Harmon and coworkers assessed the State of Maryland database during a five year period [3]. Five thousand seven hundred thirtynine resections were performed by 812 surgeons at 50 hospitals as… CONTINUE READING
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