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Gabler E. New York Times. May 31, 2019.
Pediatric cardiac surgery is highly technical and risky. This newspaper article reports on a poorly performing pediatric cardiac surgery program, concerns raised by staff, and insufficient response from organizational leadership. Lack of data transparency, insufficient resources, and limited program capabilities to support a complex program contributed to poor outcomes for pediatric patients.
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Lyman S, Sedrakyan A, Do H, Razzano R, Mushlin AI. Heart. 2011;97:1655-1660.
This study found evidence of a volume–outcome relationship for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement. Physicians who performed only one or fewer ICD implantations per year had a significantly higher risk of complications.