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Survival alone is not adequate measure of success, Bristol inquiry told

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7187.832c (Published 27 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:832
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The mother of a child left brain damaged after a heart operation has urged the inquiry into the deaths of children at Bristol Royal Infirmary to review the audit of operations carried out at the hospital.

    Ms Penelope Plackett told the inquiry that an audit system that regarded survival after one month as a success was unacceptable.

    “My daughter Sophie is still classed as a success even though she cannot …

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