Improving the Credibility of Information on Health Care Outcomes: the Cardiac Surgery Demonstration Project

Edited by Caroline White

Contributors: Leon Fine, Bruce E. Keogh, Shan Cretin, Maria Orlando Edelen, Mairi Gould

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This document describes results and recommendations from the Cardiac Surgery Demonstration Project to assess the quality and completeness of the existing National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland. The demonstration project was initiated in response to demands for greater public accountability of health care organizations in the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

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  • The Cardiac Surgery Demonstration Project

  • Phase 1

  • Phase 2

  • Conclusions

  • Recommendations

  • Appendix

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