The improving outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Ontario, 1981 to 1995

Tu, Jack V.; Wu, Keyi
August 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/11/98, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p221
Academic Journal
Examines trends in the clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Ontario. Uncertainty about the benefit of outcomes monitoring to changes in surgical outcomes; Implementation of a province-wide program to provide feedback on cardiac surgery outcomes; Methods; Results; Declining rates of CABG deaths since the mid-1980s; Impact of interventions.


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