In an analysis of data on more than 121,000 lung cancer patients who underwent major surgery, researchers found a lower rate of death for patients treated at hospitals that performed more major lung cancer procedures than hospitals that conducted fewer operations. The overall mortality rate 90 days after surgery was almost twice as high as the rate at 30 days, and researchers said more study was needed to examine the ongoing mortality risk after 30 days. The findings were presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery meeting.

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