Call for consolidation of gastric cancer surgery

NSW patients are much more likely to survive oesophagogastric cancer surgery in the long term if it is performed in a hospital with a higher volume of procedures, new research reveals.

Patients undergoing oesophagectomy were 28% more likely to have died within five years if they had the procedure in a hospital that did fewer than six oesophagectomies annually, data from a population-based study involving over 1500 patients showed.

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