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Hospital characteristics associated with maintenance or improvement of guideline-recommended lymph node evaluation for colon cancer.

Authors
  • Parsons, Helen M1
  • Begun, James W
  • McGovern, Patricia M
  • Tuttle, Todd M
  • Kuntz, Karen M
  • Virnig, Beth A
  • 1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical care
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
51
Issue
1
Pages
60–67
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318270ba0d
PMID: 23047124
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Over the 12-year period, there were marked improvements in hospital performance for guideline-recommended lymph node evaluation. Understanding patterns in improvement over time contributes to debates over optimal designs of quality-improvement programs.

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