Consensus-based method for risk adjustment for surgery for congenital heart disease.

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to develop a consensus-based method of risk adjustment for in-hospital mortality among children younger than 18 years after surgery for congenital heart disease (designated RACHS-1). METHODS An 11-member national panel of pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons used clinical judgment to place surgical procedures into six risk… (More)

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