State First To Issue Data on Strokes After Heart Operation
In its recent report on coronary artery bypass graft surgeries, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development included data on stroke rates in patients following the procedure. California is the first state to report such information. Joe Parker -- director of health care outcomes at OSHPD -- said the data were included in the report to help hospitals develop practices to cut down on the rate of strokes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
- "CA Reports Stroke Rates in Bypass Surgery Data" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 10/20).