Trends in the frequency and quality of parathyroid surgery: analysis of 17,082 cases over 10 years.

@article{Abdulla2015TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the frequency and quality of parathyroid surgery: analysis of 17,082 cases over 10 years.},
  author={Amer G. Abdulla and Philip H. G. Ituarte and Avital Harari and J X Wu and Michael Yeh},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={261 4},
  pages={746-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in the frequency and quality of surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in California during the period of 1999 to 2008. BACKGROUND The quality of surgery for PHPT can be measured by the complication rate and the success rate of surgery. A fraction of patients with failed initial surgery undergo reoperation. METHODS Data on patients undergoing parathyroidectomy (PTx) were obtained from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development… CONTINUE READING
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