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New Research Estimates 1500 Lives Could Be Saved Annually if the Lowest Performing Hospitals for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Performed as Well as Top-ranking Hospitals
Date:12/2/2008

of Cardiac Data Solutions. "While we still need to understand the factors contributing to performance among hospitals and various patient populations, this study reinforces that CABG patients, especially women, would benefit from performance ratings based on lives saved and being treated at top performing hospitals."

The article also noted that the difference in relative mortality rates between the highest and lowest performing hospitals is greater than the reduction in mortality rates seen over the past ten years as the result of clinical advances in CABG surgery.

Hospital administrators and chief medical officers interested in how their hospitals ranked are invited to send their name, title and facility name to cdsinfo@cardiacdatasolutions.com.

The lead researchers for the study were Steven D. Culler, PhD, associate professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and April W. Simon, MSN, president, Cardiac Data Solutions. Other researchers included: Phillip Brown, MD, cardiovascular surgeon (retired) and past chairman, Department of Surgery, Centennial Medical Center; Aaron Kugelmass, M.D., director of Cardiac Catheterization at Henry Ford Hospital; Matthew R. Reynolds, MD, electrophysiologist and director, Economics and Quality of Life Core Lab, Harvard Clinical Research Institute; and Kimberly J Rask, MD, PhD, research associate professor and director, Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.

About Cardiac Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS)

Founded in 1999, Cardiac Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS) provides consultation services, data analysis, clinical benchmarks, management tools, research support services and leadership trainin
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