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League tables save lives

24th April 2007

League tables have a direct impact on the number of people who survive heart surgery, says a new report.

A research team in Manchester studied 26,000 patients who underwent heart bypass operations over a ten year period and found that the death rate for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients after public disclosure began was significantly lower than it had been before, falling from 2.4% to 1.8%.  Public disclosure of death rates began in 2001 after an enquiry found that 35 children, who underwent heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in the early 1990’s, died unnecessarily as a result of "less than adequate care".

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