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The Influence of Complications on the Costs of Complex Cancer Surgery
It is widely known that outcomes after cancer surgery vary widely, depending on interactions between patient, tumor, neoadjuvant therapy, and provider factors. Within this complex milieu, the influence of complications on ...
Impact of processes of care aimed at complication reduction on the cost of complex cancer surgery
Background and Objectives: Health care providers add multiple processes to the care of complex cancer patients, believing they prevent and/or ameliorate complications. However, the relationship between these processes, ...
Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Volume and Operative Mortality for Cancer Surgery
Background: We measured 13-year trends in operative mortality for six cancer resections. We then examined whether these trends are driven by changes in hospital and surgeon volume or by changes that occurred among all ...
Certificate of Need Regulations and the Availability and Use of Cancer Resections
Background: Several states use certificate of need regulations (CON) to control the growth of acute-care services, but the possible association between these restrictions and the provision of cancer surgery has not been ...