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Table 1 Hospital locations and patient volumes

From: Current state of esophageal cancer surgery in China: a national database analysis

AreaNo. of hospitalBeds of hospital range (median)Beds of Thoracic Surgery Department range (median)Case of surgery (average)
North-East81800–2550 (2100)45–75 (55)1408 (176)
South-East101850–2350 (2000)45–80 (60)2350 (235)
South91800–2450 (2200)50–75 (55)1917 (213)
South-West31950–3500 (2250)50–95 (60)518 (173)
Center72200–3750 (2450)50–100 (65)2736 (390)
North-West51500–2150 (1850)50–75 (60)503 (100)
North121650–2500 (1950)50–80 (55)2359 (197)
Total541500–3750 (2100)45–100 (60)11,791 (218)