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State report dings Tri-City in two bypass categories
North County Times

Tri-City Medical Center got dinged in two of three categories listed in a statewide report released Tuesday on coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed at the public hospital in 2006 and 2007. The report, released by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, rated Tri-City worse than the statewide average in the number of bypass patients who suffered strokes and for a lower-than-average use of the internal mammary artery in bypass grafts. Use of the internal mammary artery is associated with grafts that stay open longer and increase a patient’s chance of survival.