Harvard Heart Letter

February 2009 references and further reading

Bypass results vary by hospital

Heart disease and stroke statistics update — 2008. American Heart Association.

National quality indicators: 2005 national statistics, coronary artery bypass surgery. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Culler SD, Simon AW, Brown PP, Kugelmass AD, Reynolds MR, Rask KJ. Sex differences in hospital risk-adjusted mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing CABG surgery. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008; 168:2317-22.

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