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Mortality for paediatric cardiac surgery at Bristol was twice that at other centres

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:125
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Death rates in babies less than 1year old having cardiac surgery in the early 1990s at the Bristol Royal Infirmary were about double those in other centres, according to an analysis commissioned by the Bristol inquiry.

    Reports of high mortality after paediatric cardiac surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary from 1991 to 1995 led to an independent public inquiry, which was due to publish …

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