Surgeon specific mortality in adult cardiac surgery: Higher risk cases need also to be assessedBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.563-c (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:563
- Michael J O'Leary, specialist in intensive care ([email protected])
- St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales 2217, Australia
EDITOR—Risk adjusted outcomes are essential in interpreting surgeon specific mortality, but Bridgewater et al say that such adjustments do not discriminate in low risk patients (the majority) when baseline mortality is very low.1 They claim …
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