Effects of hospital facilities on patient outcomes after cancer surgery: an international, prospective, observational study

Early death following cancer surgery is higher in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) compared with in high-income countries. Despite this, little research exists on the relationship between hospital facilities and early postoperative outcomes.

A recent study co-ordinated within the NIHR Global Surgery Unit and resulting publication in The Lancet looks at this relationship and argues that for every 100 cancer operations, one to three early surgical deaths could be saved with improvements to hospital resources worldwide.

The manuscript containing further information can be accessed here.

More information on GlobalSurg 3 can be accessed here.