Out-of-Hospital 30-day Deaths Following Cardiac Surgery Are Often Under-reported.

CONCLUSIONS: Operative mortality following cardiac surgery is often under-reported due to a considerable percentage of out-of-hospital cardiac surgery deaths that are missed by reporting centers. This can adversely impact the assessment of hospital risk-adjusted mortality in public reports. PMID: 31715155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

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