Website gives survival rates for congenital heart disease centres

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1187
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    A new NHS website has been launched that will, for the first time, allow parents of children with congenital heart disease to compare the performance of the United Kingdom's specialist children's heart centres before they decide on treatment.

    The website, run by the NHS Information Centre and based on figures provided by clinicians and hospitals to a central cardiac database, gives detailed information on the procedures carried out by the 16 centres and survival rates for the most common treatments.

    The overall survival rate for neonates (up to …

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