Better for whom? Policy implications of acting on the relation between volume and outcome in coronary artery bypass grafting.

  • Harold S. Luft
  • Published 2001 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Abstract

In this issue of the Journal, Nallamothu et al. (1) provide an important addition to the extensive literature on the relation between volume and outcome in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). They use clinical and administrative data from 56 U.S. hospitals with CABG patients in 1997, assessing in-hospital mortality among patients in 25 lowvolume and 31… (More)

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