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Challenges in comparing risk-adjusted bypass surgery mortality results: results from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project.

Authors
  • Peterson, E D
  • DeLong, E R
  • Muhlbaier, L H
  • Rosen, A B
  • Buell, H E
  • Kiefe, C I
  • Kresowik, T F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2000
Volume
36
Issue
7
Pages
2174–2184
Identifiers
PMID: 11127458
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A hospital's risk-adjusted bypass surgery mortality rating, relative to its peers, was consistent regardless of the risk-adjustment model applied, supporting their use as a means of provider performance feedback. Designation of performance outliers, however, can vary significantly depending on the benchmark and methods used for this determination.

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