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Doubling of 30-Day Mortality by 90 Days After Esophagectomy: A Critical Measure of Outcomes for Quality Improvement
30-day and 90-day mortality rates were compared using information from the National Cancer Data Base 2007-2011. Among nearly 16,000 esophagectomies, the 30-day mortality rate was 4.2% and the 90-day rate was 8.9%. 90-day mortality was uniquely associated with tumor location, tumor stage, and receipt of neoadjuvant therapy.