TITLE

A LARGE DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL CAN PROVIDE ACCEPTABLE MANAGEMENT OF UPPER GI CANCER

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in Great Britain. It is associated with a poor prognosis with a 75 percent mortality rate at 1 year. A typical district general hospital (DGH) serving 200,000 patients would expect to diagnose 75-100 UGI cancers per year, levels now considered too low to ensure continued surgical expertise. A large DGH with a service population of 400,000 may gain sufficient exposure to UGI cancer to ensure adequate surgical expertise in this field with acceptable surgical outcomes. The provision of a specialist multidisciplinary team ensures the appropriateness of treatment and provides the resource clinical audit.
ACCESSION #
13219271

 

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