Public reporting of surgical mortality: a survey of New York State cardiothoracic surgeons.

@article{Burack1999PublicRO,
  title={Public reporting of surgical mortality: a survey of New York State cardiothoracic surgeons.},
  author={Joshua H Burack and Pietro Impellizzeri and Peter Homel and Joseph N. Cunningham},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={1195-200; discussion 1201-2}
}
BACKGROUND Public disclosure of individual surgeons mortality following coronary artery bypass (CAB) is part of the New York State Department of Health Cardiac Surgery Reporting System (CSRS). The effects on the practice of cardiac surgery, as perceived by surgeons, remain unknown. METHODS All 150 New York State cardiac surgeons were sent an anonymous mail survey in 1997. Data was analyzed to determine the dominant opinion regarding the CSRS. RESULTS One hundred and four surgeons (69.3… CONTINUE READING
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