volume 74, issue 10, P944-947 2008
DOI: 10.1177/000313480807401013
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Abstract: We sought to examine the impact of hospital surgical volume on the number of nodes harvested and survival in colorectal cancer (CRC). Between January 1994 and December 2004, a total of 8567 patients with T1, 2, 3, and 4 primary tumors and N0, N1, or N2 disease were studied. Hospitals were stratified into very low volume (VLV) (<33 cases/year), low volume (LV) (33–56 cases/year), and medium volume (MV) (57–84 cases/year). Surgery for CRC was performed most commonly at VLV hospitals: 3488 (40.7%) VLV centers…

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