Calif. Hits Nerve By Singling Out Cardiac Surgeons With Higher Patient Death Rates

(By Anna Gorman for Kaiser Health News)

Michael Koumjian, a heart surgeon for nearly three decades, said he considered treating the sickest patients a badge of honor. The San Diego doctor was frequently called upon to operate on those who had multiple illnesses or who’d undergone CPR before arriving at the hospital. Continue reading article here…

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