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Quality control in colon and rectal cancer surgery

BMC Proceedings20104(Suppl 2):O23

Published: 24 September 2010

The perioperative and long term results of colon and rectal cancer surgery are varying to significant extents. Our working group has analyzed the potential reasons for those variations. Quality depends on the surgeon’s training and on the hospital structures. We have decided on eight points which should be provided by the hospital/surgeon to warrant the optimal quality of treatment [1, 2].

Authors’ Affiliations

Surgical Center and Asklepios Tumor Treatment Center Rhein-Main (ATC), Asklepios Paulinen Klinik (APK), Wiesbaden, Germany


  1. Link KH, Kornmann M, Bittner R, Kockerling F, Arbogast R, Gastinger I, Heitland W, Henne-Bruns D, Lang H, Lippert H, Mann M, Meyer HJ, Polonius MJ, Post S, Raab R, Schiedeck T, Schumpelick V, Kornmann M: Quality criteria for treatment of colorectal cancer - From a surgeon's viewpoint. Chirurg. 2010, 81: 222-230. 10.1007/s00104-009-1796-7.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
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