Risk stratification theme for congenital heart surgery.

@article{LacourGayet2002RiskST,
  title={Risk stratification theme for congenital heart surgery.},
  author={François G. Lacour-Gayet},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={148-52}
}
Surgical practice is changing and auto-evaluation of quality of care, organized by scientific societies, is very likely to become an obligation during this new decade. This evaluation requires a common nomenclature, a registry, and risk stratification. The primary purpose of risk stratification is to offer the possibility of objective analysis of surgical outcomes according to the complexity of the pathology treated. Registries, databases containing select essential data on a complete… CONTINUE READING

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