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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

BIDMC provides cardiac surgery care for over 700 patients each year. Our services include Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

When choosing a hospital, patients in need of cardiac surgery care should consider the hospital's experience with the surgery, patient outcomes, patients' experiences with care, and the efficiency of care.  Learn more about the CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) BIDMC Performance
CY 2010
Comparison
CY 2010
Volume of procedures - Total*
A higher score is better.
461 ≥450 (2)
Volume of procedures - Isolated CABG Surgery* 344 Not available
Mortality Rate - In Hospital
A lower score is better.
1.5% 1.6% (1)
Mortality Rate (30 days from surgery- risk adjusted)
A lower score is better.
2.1% 1.9% (1)
Average Length of Stay
A lower score is better
5.9 days 6.8 days (1)

*CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery) - an operation in which the blocked coronary artery is bypassed with the patient's own vessel to improve the flow to the heart muscle. Coronary vessels are those vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood and oxygen.

*Isolated CABG(Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery) - a surgical procedure in which CABG is the only major cardiac surgery performed.

Process of Care Measures BIDMC Performance
CY 2010
Comparison
CY 2010 (1)
Aspirin prescribed at discharge
A higher score is better.
98.8% 95.9%
Beta blockers prescribed at discharge
A higher score is better.
97.9% 93.1%
Lipid Lowering Therapy prescribed at discharge
A higher score is better.
98.8% 93.3%
Use of Internal Mammery Artery Graft (IMA)
A higher score is better.
98.8% 95.0%

View BIDMC's performance on following recommended guidelines for some measures of general heart care: treatment of heart attack and heart failure.

1Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database; January - December, 2010 data and reports

2Leapfrog Hospital Survey on Quality and Safety 2010.  For more information go to  www.leapfroggroup.org

For more information about each measure and its benchmark, click on the name of the measure.

Other Cardiovascular Services Measures

Last updated: June 6, 2011

Contact Information

Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-1325