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Comparing survival outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer treated in public and private hospitals

Melinda Morris, Barry Iacopetta and Cameron Platell
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (6): 296-300.
  • Melinda Morris1
  • Barry Iacopetta2
  • Cameron Platell3

  • School of Surgery and Pathology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.


Acknowledgements: 

We would like to thank Dr Timothy Threlfall of the Western Australian Cancer Registry for his assistance in providing mortality data for the study.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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