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The volume-outcome relationship in kidney cancer: is more really better?

Authors: Brian T. Kadow, Shreyas S. Joshi, Alexander Kutikov, Elizabeth Handorf, Marc C. Smaldone, Robert G. Uzzo, Daniel M. Geynisman


Multiple studies have suggested a correlation between hospital surgical volume and clinical outcomes, including oncologic outcomes such as cancer-specific survival (1,2). The fact that high-volume surgeons and institutions have superior outcomes may be related to improved technical surgical experience, streamlined perioperative protocols, access to multidisciplinary care, or the availability of new treatment modalities through clinical trials.

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