Coronary artery surgery: the use of decision analysis.

@article{Pauker1976CoronaryAS,
  title={Coronary artery surgery: the use of decision analysis.},
  author={Stephen G. Pauker},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1976},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={8-18}
}
The choice between coronary by-pass surgery and medical therapy in patients with angiographically documented coronary artery disease was examined. This decision analysis included consideration of patient preferences, severity of disease, prognosis with medical therapy, surgical mortality rate, graft patency rate, the probability that surgery will provide both short-term and long-term pain relief, and the probability that surgery will alter long-term survival. Coronary surgery was found to be… CONTINUE READING

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