Weekday of Cancer Surgery


Featured Article

Lagergren J, et al. Weekday of cancer surgery in relation to prognosis. BJS May 2017 ;104(12):1735-43




Expert Reviews

Methodological Reviewer: Des Winter MD, Department of Surgery, University College Dublin 

Clinical Reviewer: Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan

Clinical Reviewer: Jason Park MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba

Supplementary Articles

Hansebout RR, Cornacchi SD, Haines T, et al; for the Evidence-Based Surgery Working Group. Users’ guide to the surgical literature. How to use an article about prognosis. Can J Surg 2009;52(4):328-36


Please read the above articles and be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What is the clinical question being addressed?
  2. Was there a representative and well-defined sample of patients at a similar point in the course of the disease?
  3. Was follow-up sufficiently long and complete?
  4. Were objective and unbiased outcome criteria used?
  5. Was there adjustment for important prognostic factors?
  6. How large is the likelihood of the outcome event(s) in a specified period of time? How precise are the estimates of likelihood?
  7. Will the results help me in caring for my patients?
  8. Will the results lead directly to selecting or avoiding therapy?
  9. Are the results useful for reassuring or counseling patients?
  10. State the conclusion. Have the authors addressed the clinical question posed?
  11. Does the evidence support the conclusion?