Abbreviations and Acronyms:AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), CABG (Coronary artery bypass grafting), CI (Confidence interval), HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project), LOS (Length of stay), NRD (Nationwide Readmissions Database), OR (Odds ratio), SNH (Safety-net hospital)
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Read at the American College of Surgeons 107th Annual Clinical Congress, Scientific Forum, Washington, DC, October 23-27, 2021.
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CENTRAL PICTURE LEGEND: Early outcomes after CABG are comparable at safety-net and non–safety-net hospitals.
Safety-net hospitals perform coronary artery bypass grafting with comparable early outcomes to those of propensity-matched non–safety-net hospitals but with longer stays and higher costs.
Although previous studies have suggested that the quality of complex surgical care at safety-net hospitals lags behind non–safety-net hospitals, we found that safety-net hospitals perform coronary artery bypass grafting with comparable propensity-score matched outcomes to non–safety-net hospitals, albeit with longer length of stay and higher costs.
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