What are the contemporary patterns of laryngeal cancer surgical care and the effect of volume status on surgical care and short-term outcomes?
Background: Because there is a positive relationship between surgical volume and outcomes, as well as surgeon-based care, these observations have served as the basis for the adoption of hospital volume standards as a surrogate marker for quality. The authors note that this relationship may be important for laryngeal cancer, which has undergone a treatment paradigm shift in the past two decades.
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Study design: Retrospective cross-sectional study.
Setting: Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Department of Health and Public Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore.| | | Next → | Single Page