Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, September 16th, 2005
"Surgical treatment of cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) remains a complex and challenging task. Quality of care may be improved by concentrating these patients in high volume centers in order to decrease post-operative mortality," scientists in Belgium reported.
"However, it appears that hospital mortality is a poor tool to measure the quality. More likely specialization as well as appropriate hospital environment supporting a dedicated multidisciplinary team are key elements in improving both the short term and long term results. The dedicated...
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