One study using Medicare database
Mortality after cystectomy, colectomy,
pulmonary resections, pancreatic
resection, gastrectomy and
NCI Centers had lower operative
mortality in 4/6 procedures
NCI Centers had lower overall
mortality in 2/6 procedures.
Birkmeyer, N.J., et al.,
Do cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute have better
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