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Healy MA, Grenda TR, Suwanabol PA
Colon cancer operations at high- and low-mortality hospitals.
The authors sought to evaluate causes of mortality following colon cancer operations across hospitals. They found significant variation in mortality across hospitals for colon cancer operations, reflecting a need for improved operative decision-making to enhance outcomes and quality of care.
AHRQ-funded; HS020937; HS023621; HS000053.
Citation: Healy MA, Grenda TR, Suwanabol PA . Colon cancer operations at high- and low-mortality hospitals. Surgery 2016 Aug;160(2):359-65. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.04.035.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Mortality, Patient Safety, Surgery