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Study Finds Mandatory Public Reporting of CABG Associated With Better Patient Outcomes

From American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Mandatory public reporting of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) results in Massachusetts was associated with better patient outcomes compared to national findings, according to a recent study. State-mandated public reporting of CABG results has been conducted among the 14 Massachusetts cardiac surgery programs since 2002.  Investigators compared observed and expected outcomes and risk factor prevalences in Massachusetts with contemporaneous national data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database.

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