TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Tu, Jack V.; Wu, Keyi
PUB. DATE
August 1998
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/11/98, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p221
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
967555

 

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