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Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 327–328 | Cite as

Invitation to Reply to: Searching for a Cutoff Value of Lymph Nodes Retrieved as a Quality Control of Surgery and Pathology in Colon Cancer (Papaziogas B, Ziogas D. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2009)

“Cutoff” Values for Lymph Nodes in Colon Cancer: Making a Clinical Distinction
  • R. Vather
  • T. Sammour
  • A. Kahokehr
  • A. B. Connolly
  • A. G. Hill
Colorectal Cancer

Keywords

Lymph Node Ratio Internal Audit Lymph Node Retrieve Health Insurance Provider National Quality Forum 
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    National Quality Forum. NQF-Endorsed® Standards #0225. At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer. http://www.qualityforum.org/Measures_List.aspx. Accessed 16 September 2009.

Copyright information

© Society of Surgical Oncology 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Vather
    • 1
  • T. Sammour
    • 1
  • A. Kahokehr
    • 1
  • A. B. Connolly
    • 1
  • A. G. Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlemore HospitalSouth AucklandNew Zealand

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