TITLE

Primary treatment--does the surgeon matter?

AUTHOR(S)
McArdle, Colin
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/04/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7269, p1121
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines variations among individual surgeons in the outcome of colorectal cancer surgery. Statistics for the prevalence of postoperative complications and mortality; Other factors, aside from surgeon's skill, affecting the short- and long-term outcome of colorectal surgery; Impact of the volume of surgery on differences in outcome among surgeons; Theory that colorectal specialist surgeons achieve better outcome; Outlook for improved survival rates among colorectal cancer patients.
ACCESSION #
3722246

 

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