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Table 3 Five year Cause-specific survival (CSS) rates with p values from logrank test. The hazard ratios (HR) their 95 % confidence intervals and associated p values were estimated using the Cox proportional hazards model with adjustment for age, gender, grade and site of tumour, income deprivation, co-morbidity and, where appropriate, stage. The MDT+ group is compared to the MDT- group and so a hazard rate <1.00 indicates survival benefit from MDT discussion and implementation

From: Do Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) processes influence survival in patients with colorectal cancer? A population-based experience

   5 year CSS Logrank p Adjusted HR p value
All patients   MDT+ MDT-    
  All stages 63.1 % 48.2 % <0.0001 0.73 (0.53 to 1.00) 0.047
  Early 80.6 % 86.4 % 0.598 1.32 (0.69 to 2.49) 0.401
  Advanced 18.0 % 8.4 % <0.00001 0.65 (0.45 to 0.96) 0.031
Survived >6w       
  All stages 63.2 % 57.7 % 0.064 1.00 (0.70 to 1.42) 0.987
  Early 80.6 % 90.6 % 0.138 1.85 (0.88 to 3.88) 0.105
  Advanced 18.2 % 11.8 % 0.064 0.89 (0.58 to 1.36) 0.590