Two New Jersey hospitals lag in heart report

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 2010
Cooper University Hospital and Deborah Heart and Lung Center—two of the three hospitals in South New Jersey with open-heart surgery programs—had higher-than-expected death rates for bypass surgeries in 2007, according to a state report. The annual cardiac surgery report by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services found that the overall 30-day death rate for patients after heart-bypass surgery was stable at 2%.

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