Variations in mortality rates among Canadian neonatal intensive care units: interpretation and implications

Tyson, Jon; Kennedy, Kathleen
January 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/22/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p191
Academic Journal
Comments on a study in this issue by Sankaran and colleagues which assesses variation in mortality rates among Canadian neonatal intensive care units (NICU). View that risk adjustment remains an imperfect process for neonates and older patients; Reasons to estimate and compare the risk-adjusted outcomes for different hospitals.


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