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The need for standardised outcome reporting in colorectal surgery
  1. R N Whistance1,2,
  2. N S Blencowe1,2,
  3. J M Blazeby1,2
  1. 1Division of Surgery, Head and Neck, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Surgical Research Unit, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Robert Whistance, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; robert.whistance{at}hotmail.co.uk

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We were interested to read the paper by Morris et al demonstrating significant variation in 30-day postoperative mortality following major colorectal cancer surgery in National Health Service hospitals in England.1 While we agree that understanding the underlying causes of this variation will be invaluable to inform best …

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