Colorectal cancer surgery in rural Australia can match outcomes in metropolitan hospitals: a 14-year study

Matthias W. Wichmann, Timothy K. McCullough, Eben Beukes, Thomas Gunning, Guy J. Maddern

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    Abstract

    The incidence of colorectal cancer in Australia is among the highest in the world.1 About 29% of Australians live in rural or remote areas. We have previously reported that colorectal cancer surgery in rural hospitals is safe and that short term outcomes are good.2

    This report is based on prospectively collected data for 311 patients treated for stages 1 to 3 colorectal cancer by four surgeons in rural South Australia (Mount Gambier Hospital, with 110 beds and a six‐bed high dependency unit) during 1 February 2006 – 31 January 2020...
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)186-187
    Number of pages2
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume214
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

    Keywords

    • Colorectal surgery
    • Morbidity
    • Mortality
    • Rural health services
    • Survival analysis

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