The role of the cancer center when using lymph node count as a quality measure for gastric cancer surgery.

@article{Morgan2015TheRO,
  title={The role of the cancer center when using lymph node count as a quality measure for gastric cancer surgery.},
  author={John A. Morgan and Liang Ji and Garrett Friedman and Maheswari Senthil and Crickett Dyke and Sharon S J Lum},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={37-43}
}
IMPORTANCE Cancer center recognition, offered as accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer or the National Cancer Institute, and quality measure reporting purport to improve the quality of cancer care. For surgically resectable gastric cancer, removal of 15 or more lymph nodes has been associated with improved outcomes and has been endorsed as a gastric cancer quality measure. OBJECTIVES To determine whether cancer center classification is associated with… CONTINUE READING

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