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2022 May 24

Lancet Glob Health

Effects of hospital facilities on patient outcomes after cancer surgery: an international, prospective, observational study.


Early death after cancer surgery is higher in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) compared with in high-income countries, yet the impact of facility characteristics on early postoperative outcomes is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the association between hospital infrastructure, resource availability, and processes on early outcomes after cancer surgery worldwide.