David Robinson Clarke

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The most concrete and universal outcome measure used in databases, whether governmental, professional society, research, or third-party payer, is operative mortality. To assure congruous data entry(More)
Meaningful evaluation of quality of care must account for variations in the population of patients receiving treatment, or "case-mix". In adult cardiac surgery, empirical clinical data, initially(More)
OBJECTIVES Outcomes evaluation is enhanced by assignment of operative procedures to appropriate categories based upon relative average risk. Formal risk modelling is challenging when a large number(More)