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Survival, mortality and morbidity outcomes after oesophagogastric cancer surgery in New South Wales, 2001–2008

Margaret Lee and Peter Gibbs
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (8): 447. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00870
Published online: 20 October 2014

To the Editor: Following a retrospective review of New South Wales data, Smith and colleagues concluded that the better long-term survival outcomes following surgery for oesophagogastric cancer at higher-volume centres support surgery only being done at these centres.1 However, much missing data creates uncertainty about this conclusion.

  • Margaret Lee1
  • Peter Gibbs1,2

  • 1 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: lee.margaret@mh.org.au

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