The Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Reducing Cardiac Surgery Mortality

SKU# FR1047

In 2006, leadership at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, New York) noted significantly higher cardiac surgery mortality rates for isolated valve and valve/coronary artery bypass graft procedures compared to the New York State Department of Health's Cardiac Surgery Reporting System statewide average.

This article discusses how this medical center redesigned their cardiac surgery program and prompted widespread improvement efforts and cultural change across the entire organization.

From The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
February 2015

 

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