- •Rectal cancer care is complicated with high variability between institutions.
- •While high-volume hospitals have improved outcomes, older patients and other high-risk groups are less likely to travel distances to have surgery at high volume centers.
- •Centralization of rectal cancer care may lead to inequities; conscious efforts must be undertaken to bring high quality care to all patients.
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Published online: November 15, 2021
Accepted: November 14, 2021
Received: November 12, 2021
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