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"Although conventional wisdom suggests that differences in patient risk profiles drive variability in postoperative pneumonia rates after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), this teaching has yet to be empirically tested. We determined to what extent patient risk factors account for hospital variation in pneumonia rates."1
1. Determinants of Variation in Pneumonia Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Brescia AA, Rankin JS, Cyr DD, Jacobs JP, Prager RL et al.; Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]