Table 1

Quality data reported on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center quality reports website

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2008Average*
No of coronary bypass surgery cases139
Use of internal mammary artery (%)97.096.0
In-hospital mortality (%)1.82.6
Return to operating room due to unexplained bleeding (%)1.31.8
Postoperative stroke (%)1.41.7
Postoperative renal failure or insufficiency (%)2.44.3
Infection leading to reoperation (%)0.20.4
Average length of stay (days)6.67.3
Overall satisfaction9585
 Doctor care9487
 Emotional support8684
 Involved in decisions8784
 Nursing care9089
 Pain management9487
  • * Regional average from Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group.