Quality assessment of cardiac surgery in britain

T. Treasure, B. Bridgewater, S. Gallivan

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    Abstract

    Summary Data are available for every Cardiac Surgery unit in Britain and in 70% are identifiable by surgeon. The data are linked to registration of deaths so survival for a range of operations, and associated patient or procedure related factors, can be evaluated. The choice of statistical triggers (outside 99.99% confidence intervals) and the time frames of reported data (averaged over three years) (See P.285/353 of the report http://www.scts.org/documents/PDF/ 5thBlueBook2003 .pdf) reduces its value as an early warning system but the rigour of data collecting systems and the level of scrutiny required probably ensure that poor performance will be detected. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S237-S239
    JournalDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
    Volume134
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Cardiac surgery

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