Effect of advancing age on cost and outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Peigh1994EffectOA,
  title={Effect of advancing age on cost and outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Pamela S. Peigh and Mike Swartz and K J Vaca and Douglas Lohmann and Keith S. Naunheim},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={1362-6; discussion 1366-7}
}
The clinical and billing records of 250 patients (173 men and 77 women) undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting between 1987 and mid-1990 were retrospectively reviewed to determine charges and clinical results as related to age. Patients were stratified by age into five groups of 50 consecutive patients each: group 1, less than 50 years of age; group 2, 50 to 59 years; group 3, 60 to 69 years; group 4, 70 to 79 years; and group 5, 80 years or older. The groups were compared in… CONTINUE READING

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