Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Death data boost to cardiac care

"Outcomes for adult cardiac patients in the UK have improved significantly since publication of information on death rates, research suggests. The study also found more elderly and high-risk patients were now being treated, despite fears surgeons would not want to take them on. It is based on analysis of more than 400,000 operations by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. Experts said all surgical specialties should now publish data on death rates" - BBC

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