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Surgeon specific mortality in adult cardiac surgery: Higher risk cases need also to be assessed

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:563
  1. Michael J O'Leary, specialist in intensive care (
  1. St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales 2217, Australia

    EDITOR—Risk adjusted outcomes are essential in interpreting surgeon specific mortality, but Bridgewater et al say that such adjustments do not discriminate in low risk patients (the majority) when baseline mortality is very low.1 They claim …

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