Esophageal resection mortality
An esophageal resection is the removal of part or all of the esophagus to treat cancer or high-grade dysplasia. Dysplasia is abnormal development or growth of tissue. An esophageal resection is also known as an esophagectomy.
Complications of a esophageal resection can lead to a relatively high mortality rate. While some patients have higher risks than others, some of these complications may be avoidable. A lower rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
Mortality is the statistical measure of the percentage of people who die. This measure tracks the percentage of patients who had an esophageal resection and died. The second graph shows a trend over time for this measure.
Note: In this case, a lower number is better.