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Uptake of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lung Resections Within the Veterans Affairs

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Amelia W. Maiga, Stephen A. Deppen, Jason Denton, Michael E. Matheny, Erin A. Gillaspie, Jonathan C. Nesbitt, Eric L. Grogan

The institution-specific uptake of VATS for lung cancer resection in the US Veterans Affairs system was evaluated over the past 15 years. Uptake more than tripled during the study period, with a current mean of more than 50% among institutions. However, uptake ranged from 0 to 82% and was associated with increasing center volume.

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