Cardiothoracic surgery remains an attractive career in the United Kingdom.

  title={Cardiothoracic surgery remains an attractive career in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Douglas George West},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={49 3},
I read with interest the article on cardiothoracic recruitment in the UK by Westaby et al. [1], and the accompanying editorial comment by Hamilton [2]. The authors raise important and widely held concerns about the impact of surgical outcomes reporting on recruitment. However, the methodology used is open to confounding, and other useful data sources on recruitment have not been fully discussed. The authors use several professional and health service data sources to establish the number of… CONTINUE READING

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