Challenging 30-day mortality as a site-specific quality metric in non-small cell lung cancer.


Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Electronic address: [Email]


The objective of this project was to assess the best measure for postoperative outcomes by comparing 30-day and 90-day mortality rates after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer using the National Cancer Database. Secondarily, hospital performance was examined at multiple postoperative intervals to assess changes in ranking based on mortality up to 1 year after surgery.


30-day mortality,90-day mortality,National Cancer Database (NCDB),hospital ranking,lung cancer surgery,quality metrics,