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August 29, 2019

Using Laryngectomies to Help Voice Concerns About Health Care Databases

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  • 1Department of Head and Neck/Endocrine Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(10):947-948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2364

In this month’s issue of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Gourin et al1 deliver a comprehensive analysis of the medical marketplace using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) health care database, focusing on the associations between hospital market concentration, competition, and surgical volumes as they relate to charges, costs, and care in patients undergoing laryngectomy for treatment of malignant disease.

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