Mortality for Certain Heart Surgeries Up Slightly in Calif.
California's mortality rate for coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG, surgeries rose slightly from 1.9% in 2009 to 2% in 2010. However, the 2010 mortality rate is significantly lower than the 2003 rate of nearly 3%, according to data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. OSHPD Director Robert David said health care providers should be commended for the lower rate.
- "CABG Mortality Inches Up Statewide" (Payers & Providers, 4/25).