volume 74, issue 10, P939-943 2008
DOI: 10.1177/000313480807401012
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Abstract: Studies have shown that esophagectomies performed at high-volume centers have lower in-hospital mortality. However, the volume-outcome relationship for esophagectomy performed at academic centers is unknown. Using the University HealthSystem Consortium national database, we examined the influence of the hospital's volume of esophagectomy on outcome at academic centers between January 2003 and October 2007. Outcomes including length of stay, 30-day re-admission, morbidity, and observed and expected mortality w…

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