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Nicole Hébert-Croteau, Jacques Brisson, Jacques Lemaire, Jean Latreille and Raynald Pineault Investigating the correlation between hospital of primary treatment and the survival of women with breast cancer Cancer 104

Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21336

The hospital annual breast cancer caseload was a significant determinant of survival in a population-based cohort of 1727 women with lymph node-negative breast cancer from Quebec, Canada, after characteristics of the patient and the attending physician were taken into account. However, this correlation was not independent and disappeared when the type of hospital, defined by features like research and teaching activities or on-site availability of radiation therapy, which we assumed were related to proficiency of care, also were taken into account.

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