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State report shows decreased mortality for coronary artery bypass graft surgeries
Lake County News

A new report shows a reduced mortality rate for coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed around the state.

California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on Monday released the “California Report on Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, 2009 Hospital Data,” showing that hospital operative mortality declined 34 percent since 2003, the first year of mandated public reporting for the 119 state-licensed hospitals that performed isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery during 2009.