A decade of mortality reductions in major oncologic surgery: The impact of centralization and quality improvement Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Centralized Hospital Services
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Neoplasms
  • Oncology Service, Hospital
  • Quality Improvement
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • December 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181f37d5f

PubMed ID

  • 20966781

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1041

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 48

number

  • 12