- Prof. Annie Laurie Shroyer, PhD, MSHA
- Department of Surgery, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
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Special Issue Introduction
Important processes and structures of care have been documented to impact coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients’ clinical outcomes. After controlling for patient risk, these evidence-based CABG treatments include (but are not limited to) the use of: arterial conduits, an on-pump approach, and the ischemic heart disease medications (e.g., lipid lowering agents).
Despite professional guidelines promulgated, substantial CABG treatment-related variations persist across providers and across cardiac surgical programs. Based upon Donabedian's quality of care framework, this special issue summarizes how to optimize your CABG patients' care. Moreover, to guide future CABG research endeavors, gaps in current knowledge will be pinpointed.
KeywordsCoronary artery bypass surgery, wait time, appropriateness review, patient outcomes assessment, quality of health care
Submission Deadline31 Jan 2021