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lMortality after cystectomy, colectomy, pulmonary resections, pancreatic resection, gastrectomy and esophagectomy
lNCI Centers had lower operative mortality in 4/6 procedures
lLong term mortality: no difference
Birkmeyer, N.J., et al., Do cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute have better
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