Published in Cardiovascular Week, June 26th, 2006
Study 1: Each measurement of cardiac surgery mortality depends on real-world practicality and the ability to measure and validate it conveniently and accurately in actual practice.
Scientists writing in the journal Annals of Thoracic Surgery noted, "There is no consensus on the optimal period during which to assess death after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Three measures are commonly used: in-hospital, 30-day, and procedural (either in-hospital or 30-day) mortality."
D.S. Likosky and colleagues at Dartmouth Medical...
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