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Managing risk to improve cardiac surgical outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18052894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mortality and quality of cardiac surgery are inextricably linked. Mortality can be a suitable measure of the quality of the service as long as risk is taken into account, using one of a variety of available risk models. The measurement of risk-adjusted mortality can provide the tools with which to improve cardiac surgical outcomes, as well as open up an exciting area of future study to identify where further improvements can be made.
Samer Am Nashef
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1441-2772     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Resusc     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888170     Medline TA:  Crit Care Resusc     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / mortality*
Heart Diseases / mortality,  surgery*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Risk Assessment*

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