Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, June 8th, 2008
"The concept of '' risk- adjusted'' outcomes is frequently misunderstood, particularly when it is used to justify the direct comparison of performance at 2 specific institutions. Data from 14 Massachusetts hospitals were analyzed for 4393 adults undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery in 2003. Mortality estimates were adjusted using clinical data prospectively collected by...
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