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What can hospitals do to improve coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes?

Hospitals can improve coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) outcomes through designated leadership of a coronary surgery program, standardization of all aspects of coronary care, and rigorous quality review. With a more focused surgeon, team and program—specialized coronary teams to improve all aspects of care—more people undergoing CABG could survive.

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