Volume and Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer Surgery
The incidence of esophageal cancer, particularly esophageal adenocarcinoma, is expected to rise dramatically in many Western countries. Surgical resection remains the cornerstone of curative treatment. Surgical volume is an important determinant of quality of care for esophagectomy, and significant better outcomes are obtained when patients seek care at high volume centers.
KeywordsEsophageal cancer Esophagectomy Surgical volume Post-operative mortality Centralization
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