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Better survival after lung cancer surgery in high-volume hospitals
  1. Ulrik Sartipy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ulrik Sartipy, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm SE-171 76, Sweden; Ulrik.Sartipy{at}

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In this nationwide database study from England, the association between hospital volume and survival after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was investigated.

The National Cancer Data Repository was used to extract data on lung cancer diagnosed in England between 2004 and 2008. Survival status was obtained from the National Health Service Central Register and information on surgical resections was acquired from the Hospital Episode Statistics records. Socioeconomic …

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