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Medicare data show that the number of coronary artery bypass graft procedures increased from 158,000 in 1992 to a peak of 190,000 in 1996 and then fell to 152,000 in 2003, while the number of hospitals performing the procedure increased.

Wilson C, Fisher E, Welch H, Siewers A, et al. U.S. Trends in CABG Hospital Volume: The effect of adding cardiac surgery programs. Health Aff. 2007; 26(1): 162-168. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/26/1/162.abstract

Reference

Title
U.S. Trends in CABG Hospital Volume: The effect of adding cardiac surgery programs
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Wilson C, Fisher E, Welch H, Siewers A, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
162-168
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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