Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
University of Michigan Health System
Caption: In the past decade, surgery death rates have dropped dramatically for even the most complicated surgeries. But a University of Michigan Health System study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine reveals the decline is linked with more surgeries shifting to safer, high-volume hospitals, particularly surgeries to treat pancreatic and esophageal cancers.
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