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Hospitals receive heart bypass “report card”

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Aired 4/19/09


A state report ranked San Diego County's hospitals by cardiac bypass death rates. The news isn't good for Alvarado Hospital, but Sharp Heathcare scored quite well. Joe Scherger, a patient safety advocate, gives us the county's heart bypass "report card."

Guest:

  • Dr. Joe Scherger , executive director of the San Diego Center for Patient Safety. He's also a professor in the department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine.

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