Analysis of deaths while waiting for cardiac surgery among 29,293 consecutive patients in Ontario, Canada. The Steering Committee of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario.

@article{Morgan1998AnalysisOD,
  title={Analysis of deaths while waiting for cardiac surgery among 29,293 consecutive patients in Ontario, Canada. The Steering Committee of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario.},
  author={Christopher D. Morgan and Kathy Sykora and C. David Naylor},
  journal={Heart},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={345-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess death rates among patients waiting for cardiac valve surgery or isolated coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), and to determine independent risk factors for death while waiting for isolated CABG. DESIGN Prospective cohort analysis based on an inclusive registry. SETTING Nine cardiac surgical units in Ontario, Canada. PATIENTS 29,293 consecutive patients scheduled for cardiac surgery between October 1991 and June 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Death rates while waiting… CONTINUE READING
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