Statistical issues in the analysis and interpretation of outcomes for congenital cardiac surgery


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© Springer-Verlag London 2015. The analysis and reporting of patient outcomes plays a major role in congenital cardiac surgery quality improvement and accountability initiatives. Although outcomes analysis can lead to important insights, factors such as wide patient heterogeneity and small sample sizes make analysis and interpretation challenging. This chapter explores issues, methods, and general principles for comparing cardiac surgery outcomes across providers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O)brien, SM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care: Volume 1: Outcomes Analysis

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 318

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781447165866

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4471-6587-3_24

Citation Source

  • Scopus