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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, Chad T, Elliot Fisher, H Gilbert Welch, Andrea Siewers, and F Lee Lucas. 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, Chad T, Elliot Fisher, H Gilbert Welch, Andrea Siewers, and F Lee Lucas
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
162-168
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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