Letters Cardiac surgery mortality rates

UK cardiac surgeons have shown the best way to ensure good clinical practice

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1965 (Published 02 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1965
  1. Donald H Irvine, former president, General Medical Council1
  1. 1Morpeth, UK
  1. donald{at}donaldirvine.demon.co.uk

The leadership shown by UK cardiac surgeons through the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland offers the best way to ensure good clinical practice for all patients in the future.1 To understand why, it is worth highlighting the essentials of their achievement.

  • 1 As experts in their field, they have …

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