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

@article{Jenkins2002ConsensusbasedMF,
  title={Consensus-based method for risk adjustment for surgery for congenital heart disease.},
  author={Kathy P. Jenkins and Kimberlee K Gauvreau and Jane W. Newburger and Thomas L. Spray and James H. Moller and Lisa I. Iezzoni},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={
          110-8
        }
}
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 categories. Categories were refined after review of information from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium and three statewide hospital… CONTINUE READING

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