National Thoracic Surgery Activity & Outcomes Report 2011 – Royal College of Surgeons – 3 November 2011

Posted on November 14, 2011. Filed under: Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Surgery |

National Thoracic Surgery Activity & Outcomes Report 2011 – Royal College of Surgeons – 3 November 2011

“The number of lung cancer patients benefiting from life-saving surgery has shot up by 60 per cent while the operative mortality rate has halved in recent years as a new generation of specialist lung surgeons start to come through into the NHS. In the last year alone the number of lung cancer operations has increased by more than 17 per cent. These are among the findings of a comprehensive new audit from the Society for Cardiothoracic surgery (SCTS). The study also finds that new scanning technology has led to more accurate decisions on which patients could benefit from an operation; but points to the need for more training in minimally-invasive techniques.

The report, the National Thoracic Surgery Activity & Outcomes Report 2011, tracks the results of more than 400,000 operations from 1980 to 2010 and includes hospital-specific data for the past three years. Among the findings are:”

… continues on the site

The report in full text

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