Li-Chun Lu, Yu-Yun Shao, Raymond N. C. Kuo, Zhong-Zhe Lin, Yi-Chun Yeh, Wen-Yi Shau, Chih-Hung Hsu, Ann-Lii Cheng and Mei-Shu Lai Hospital volume of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation is closely associated with treatment outcomes for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma Cancer 119
Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27800
A population-based database is used to investigate the influence of hospital volume on the survival rate of patients who receive radiofrequency ablation. The results indicate that patients who receive radiofrequency ablation as first-line treatment for early stage hepatocellular carcinoma in high-volume hospitals have a better prognosis than those who receive treatment in low-volume hospitals.
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