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Bypass surgery mortality rates drop sharply
Sacramento Business Journal

Mortality rates for patients who get heart bypass surgery have declined 31 percent since 2003, a new report shows. The mortality rate in 2010 was 2 percent, down from 2.91 percent in 2003, according to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. There were 251 deaths among 12,548 heart bypass surgeries performed in 2010. The report shows expected outcome ranges for hospitals that do a lot of the procedures.