Better results offset costs of prostate surgery at specialty centers

Men who get prostate cancer surgery at hospitals that do a lot of these procedures may have better results, and those better outcomes might help offset the added cost of care at specialized facilities, a U.S. study suggests.

Plenty of evidence for prostate cancer and a host of other medical conditions links the best outcomes to the most experienced surgeons. The current study adds a fresh analysis of the economic benefits of sending patients to facilities that perform the procedure often, even if they might be far from home or have higher fees than community hospitals.