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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Spring;21(1):20-7. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2009.03.008.

Cardiac surgeons and the quality movement: the Michigan experience.

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Section of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. rprager@umich.edu

Abstract

The Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons created a voluntary quality collaborative with all the cardiac surgeons in the state and all hospitals doing adult cardiac surgery. Utilizing this collaborative over the last 3 years and creating a unique relationship with a payor, an approach to processes and outcomes has produced improvements in the quality of care for cardiac patients in the state of Michigan.

PMID:
19632559
DOI:
10.1053/j.semtcvs.2009.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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