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Am J Public Health. 1998 Mar;88(3):454-7.

Hospital volume differences and five-year survival from breast cancer.

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  • 1New York State Department of Health, Albany, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of hospital volume on long-term survival for women with breast cancer.

METHODS:

Survival analysis and proportional-hazard modeling were used to assess 5-year survival and risk of death, adjusting for clinical and sociodemographic variables.

RESULTS:

At 5 years, patients from very low-volume hospitals had a 60% greater risk of all-cause mortality than patients from high-volume hospitals.

CONCLUSIONS:

Hospital volume of breast cancer surgical cases has a strong positive effect on 5-year survival. Research is needed to identify whether processes of care, especially postsurgical adjuvant treatments, contribute to survival differences.

PMID:
9518982
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PMCID:
PMC1508346
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