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High Procedure Volume Is Strongly Associated With Improved Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Source Name: Journal of Clinical Oncology


Margreet Lüchtenborg, Sharma P. Riaz, Victoria H. Coupland, Eric Lim, Erik Jakobsen, Mark Krasnik, Richard Page, Michael J. Lind, Michael D. Peake, and Henrik Møller

Outcomes for over 12,800 pts operated for lung cancer in England 2004-2008 were analyzed. High volume hospitals operated on patients with more risk factors (advanced age, lower socioeconomic status, more comorbidities), yet achieved better survival, especially in the early postoperative period.

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