Lower mortality risk with surgery performed at teaching hospitals

April 2008
Hem/Onc Today;4/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p33
The article focuses on research on in-hospital mortality for lung cancer resections. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found out that patients who underwent surgeries in teaching hospitals had lower risk for death compared to those who underwent surgeries in nonteaching hospitals. The research which was controlled for age, sex and comorbidities showed that the decrease in morbidity rates are more pronounced for pneumonectomy, lobectomy, and segmentectomy.


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