A decade of mortality reductions in major oncologic surgery: The impact of centralization and quality improvement
Centralized Hospital Services
Oncology Service, Hospital
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Modest concentration into higher-volume centers has taken place over the past decade, but improvements within volume categories have driven most of the generalized decreases in mortality. Significant outcome gaps between high- and low-volume centers still persist; further centralization may retain the potential to lower overall mortality.