Relationship between volume and outcome in lung cancer

BJMO - volume 16, issue 2, march 2022

D. Verhoeven MD, PhD, P. Bogaerts MD, P. Bernaerts MD, W. Demey MD


The use of survival data to compare hospitals remains controversial. Recently three studies could not find an association between outcome and volume. More important than the volume of surgery seems to be the concentration of oncological care in centres with multidisciplinary teams around the patient. A framework for implementing Value-Based health care has to be defined, measuring outcomes that matter to patients and cost.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2022;16(2):70–3)

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