Gathering data on results from heart bypass graft surgery has shown some remarkable results.
Doctors from Dartmouth Medical Center have studied the mortality rates of over 15,000 patients with recent coronary artery bypass graft surgery. They found 24% fewer deaths following surgery when doctors and hospitals in the region got together to study new techniques, new technology and new organizational approaches to this particular procedure.
This is a good example how cooperative efforts can be put to use in helping save even more lives.
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