Top-ranked cancer hospitals have increasingly shared their trusted brands with unranked hospitals in the community through hospital affiliations.1 Public perception in the United States is that the safety of care at hospitals improves after affiliation with a top-ranked hospital, a belief that increases preference for these hospitals.2,3 The extent to which affiliation with a top-ranked cancer hospital is associated with cancer surgery outcomes is unknown.
Resio BJ, Hoag JR, Chiu AS, et al. Variations in Surgical Safety According to Affiliation Status With a Top-Ranked Cancer Hospital. JAMA Oncol. Published online July 11, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.1808
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