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Surgeon specific mortality in adult cardiac surgery: Quality of data is important

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:563
  1. David R Walker, director of public health (
  1. County Durham and Tees Valley Strategic Health Authority, Teesdale House, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BL

    EDITOR—I fully support the use of risk stratified mortality data in preference to crude mortality data if surgeon specific comparisons are to be published. The quality of such information depends on the rigour with which data are collected. …

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