Case-mix and the use of control charts in monitoring mortality rates after coronary artery bypass

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BACKGROUND There is debate about the role of crude mortality rates and case-mix adjusted mortality rates in monitoring the outcomes of treatment. In the context of quality improvement a key purpose of monitoring is to identify special cause variation as this type of variation should be investigated to identify possible causes. This paper investigates… (More)

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@article{Marshall2007CasemixAT, title={Case-mix and the use of control charts in monitoring mortality rates after coronary artery bypass}, author={Tom P. Marshall and Mohammed A. Mohammed}, journal={BMC Health Services Research}, year={2007}, volume={7}, pages={63 - 63} }