Improvement in congenital heart surgery in a developing country: the Guatemalan experience.

@article{Larrazabal2007ImprovementIC,
  title={Improvement in congenital heart surgery in a developing country: the Guatemalan experience.},
  author={Luis Alesandro Larrazabal and Kathy J. Jenkins and Kimberlee K Gauvreau and Vladimiro Lorenzo Vida and Oscar J. Benavidez and Guillermo A Gait{\'a}n and F. Garcia and Aldo R. Casta{\~n}eda},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 17},
  pages={1882-7}
}
BACKGROUND In 1997, an effort was made to disseminate US pediatric cardiac surgical practices to create a new comprehensive program in Guatemala. The objective of this study was to describe the improvement of the program by exploring the reduction in risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective cohort study of surgical procedures performed in Guatemala from February 1997 to July 2004 was conducted. Data were divided into 3 time periods (1997 to 1999, 2000 to 2002… CONTINUE READING
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