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Cardiac (Heart) Care Quality - Survival rates, mortality, complications by physician name

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Mass. - Surgeon-Specific Mortality Rates for Cardiac Bypass (CABG) Surgery

Massachusetts (Mass-DAC) reports information related to patient survival rates following heart bypass surgery for 60 cardiac surgeons in MA, using 3 years of data (2006-2009). Unadjusted state mortality rate was 1.19%; all physicians were within the expected range. No outliers. January 2011 report. Surgeon names in Table 9.3 (page 42)

New Jersey Cardiac Surgery Hospital and Surgeon Ratings, 2011 (pdf)

Heart bypass surgery survival rate information by hospital and by physician; 30-day mortality rate for cardiac bypass surgery (CABG) was 1.67% in 2010-2011. Individual surgeon risk-adjusted performance over 2 years, and general information about NJ hospital infections in CABG surgery also shown. Scroll to Published Reports, by NJ Dept. of Health December 2015

New York - Cardiac Surgery Ratings (Hospitals and surgeons, statewide) (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Compare heart survival rates in this cardiac surgery performance report by NY state Department of Health. In-hospital/30 day Mortality rates for cardiac surgery shown by hospital name and physician name for adult heart bypass (CABG) and aortic or mitral valve surgery patients. Risk-adjusted mortality data, observed rates versus expected death rates, 2008 to 2010. Isolated CABG mortality was 1.58% in 2010. Overall valve surgery mortality averaged 4.59% (2008-2010). Report Oct. 2012

New York Angioplasty/Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) Ratings (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Compare NY hospital and physician-specific ratings for PCI, also known as PTCA (angioplasty) or coronary stenting. Hospital survival rates (risk-adjusted mortality rate - RAMR) show which hospitals are significantly better or worse than the state average in-hospital/30 day rate of 0.55% (non-emergency cases 2008-2010) and 3.17% (emergency cases). Consumers can also find volume and survival information by surgeon's name (2008-2010), which New York has been reporting for years. NY State Department of Health report is 67 pages; pub. August 2012

Pennsylvania Cardiac Surgery, by hospital & surgeon 2012 (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Compare hospitals or cardiac surgeons (by name) side-by-side for Cardiac (heart) Bypass surgery (CABG) and heart valve cases for 18 months 2011-2012. Risk-adjusted Mortality (survival) rate and readmissions, open heart surgery volume, length of stay in hospital, and average charges (closest consumers will get to average cost). Survival rate for CABG without valve continues to improve (1.5% in 2012). In 2011, Medicare paid an average of $48,000 for a valve procedure, compared to 2012 avg charges of about $198,000. Report by PHC4, the PA Health Care Cost Containment Council, Nov. 2013

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California Heart Bypass Surgery - Hospital Ratings

Compare hospital survival rates for cardiac bypass - coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) done in 2007. Nearly all hospitals performed as expected. Four (of 121) Calif. hospitals shown to be significantly worse than state average for survival rates. Older reports (2005-2006) show volumes and rates for cardiac surgeons on risk-adjusted patient mortality, compared to expected deaths. Released October 2010 by Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

NCQA Physician Recognition Programs: Diabetes, Heart & Stroke

Lists physicians who meet program requirements and high-quality care standards in Diabetes, Heart/Stroke and various other electronic record or Patient-Centered Medical Home programs. NCQA is National Committee for Quality Assurance, and is more commonly known as NCQA. Limited information on doctors - name, address, phone

Patients' Online Physician Ratings and Quality of Care: CABG

This article, by Okike, Peter-Gibb et al, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Dec. 13, 2016, concludes: no correlation between patients' online rating and risk-adjusted mortality rates. Median number of reviews per doctor was only 4. Study based on 590 surgeons performing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in 5 large states. See the abstract at this link, through PubMed

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