Mortality rates after surgery for congenital heart defects in children and surgeons' performance

  title={Mortality rates after surgery for congenital heart defects in children and surgeons' performance},
  author={J. Stark and S. Gallivan and J. Lovegrove and J. Hamilton and KG Watterson},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • J. Stark, S. Gallivan, +2 authors KG Watterson
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND A public inquiry into surgery for paediatric congenital heart defects in Bristol, UK, underscored the need for reliable data on overall mortality rates, which would allow assessment of individual surgeons' performance. We aimed to gather and report such data for 1 year to provide information for clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and the general public. METHODS We collected data on all operations (1378) for congenital heart defects done by 11 surgeons in five departments in… CONTINUE READING
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