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MAY 10, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Better stent surgery stats needed: heart doctors

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Publicly reported statistics about how patients fare after a common heart procedure often are inaccurate, says a new study that suggests publishing the poor quality numbers may do more harm than good. The proportion of patients who die within 30 days of a medical procedure is sometimes used to gauge the effectiveness of the treatment, or of the hospital or doctor administering it. After analyzing thousands of patient records at one U.S. ...

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