Outcome Reporting Affected by Cardiac ‘Operative Mortality’

Outcome Reporting Affected by Cardiac 'Operative Mortality' - Health Council

“Dr. Steven Maximus of the University of California Irvine Medical Center, and colleagues reported on this phenomenon in the April issue of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2016;151:1101-10). Specifically, they showed how rates of postoperative mortality after five different cardiac interventions can vary within the same data set depending on the definition of postoperative mortality.”

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