High-volume hospitals yield better survival rates for lung cancer surgery

Sat, 04/25/2015

In an analysis of data on more than 121,000 patients with lung cancer who underwent major surgery, researchers found a lower rate of death for those treated at hospitals that performed higher numbers of the procedures than hospitals that conducted fewer operations. Overall mortality risk was 1.7% in hospitals that performed 90 or more major lung cancer surgeries a year, compared with 3.7% at those that performed fewer than 10 such surgeries each year. The findings were presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery meeting.  HealthDay News

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