Dutch want publication of data on heart surgery

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1049
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Heart surgery centres in the Netherlands are being urged to provide data on mortality and morbidity after a university hospital was ordered to halt operations when inspectors confirmed “abnormally high” death rates.

    Adult heart surgery at the St Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, has been stopped for an unspecified time after the Health Care Inspectorate concluded that the “safety and quality” of care could not be guaranteed.

    The independent report was ordered by …

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