A study of the volume of surgeries for common cancers done in Californian hospitals in 2014 found that quite a few hositals that did a given type of cancer surgery in 2014 only performed it rarely. The study – Safety in Numbers: Cancer Surgeries in California Hospitals – was undertaken in conjunction with the California Health Care Foundation. While the authors of the study did not have enough data to statistically soundly determine whether these patients had worse outcomes than other patients, the patterns shown in peer-reviewed studies raise the realistic worry that they could well have. Published research shows higher rates of adverse outcomes in hospitals that perform lower volumes of surgeries for certain cancers.
Study Findings Suggest Areas of Concern For Cancer Surgery At Low-Volume Hospitals In California
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