Do cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute have better surgical outcomes?

  • Birkmeyer N
  • Goodney P
  • Stukel T
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For many cancer procedures, patients undergoing surgery at NCI-designated cancer centers had lower surgical mortality rates than those treated at comparably high-volume hospitals, but similar long-term survival rates.

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  • Mortality rates
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Patient care
  • Survival rates

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  • Nancy J.O. Birkmeyer

  • Philip P. Goodney

  • Therese A. Stukel

  • Bruce E. Hillner

  • John D. Birkmeyer

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