Forshaw, M.; Stephens, J.; Gossage, J.; Strauss, D.; Atkinson, A.; Batha, A.; Mason, R.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA61
Academic Journal
The article presents a study of oesophageal gastrectomy in a high volume unit. It focuses on its outcomes and service implications. Complex upper gastrointestinal surgery is increasingly being performed in only specialist units. The aim of the study was to examine both the surgical outcomes and the ability to deliver a service over a 41 month period in a high volume unit. High volume specialist units can deliver both good outcomes and an efficient service without detrimental effect upon other hospital services.


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