Volume-outcome analysis in rectal cancer: a plea for enquiry, evidence and evolution.


In the last three decades, since Luft suggested a link between hospital volume and patient outcome, little has changed. Despite great efforts to formally quantify the relationship between volume and cancer survival, much uncertainty remains. It is intuitive that increased experience (of the surgeon, the hospital or the ancillary staff) translates to better… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2008.06.015