• Formosa Chen
  • Hiroko Kunitake
  • Elise Lawson
  • Joan Ryoo
  • Clifford Y. Ko


This topic is an interesting one, in that much research has been performed in this area and much policy has been enacted to improve quality of care. While an entire set of textbooks could be written on quality of care, the aims of this chapter are more focused on perhaps what would be interesting and important to a colon and rectal surgeon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Formosa Chen
    • 1
  • Hiroko Kunitake
    • 2
  • Elise Lawson
    • 1
  • Joan Ryoo
    • 3
  • Clifford Y. Ko
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of General Internal Medicine/Health Services ResearchRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryCenter for Surgical Outcomes and QualityLos AngelesUSA

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