NEMAT O. BORHANI, M.D.
A recent edition of PAS Reporter, a publication of the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities, reported what in essence is the case-fatality ratio of 51,238 patients with cerebrovascular disease who were hospitalized in 649 PAS participating hospitals during the latter half of 1968 (1). The PAS report concluded that the ". . . rates do not vary appreciably by hospital size, yet within each group there is considerable variation," and that ". . . there was essentially no variation in rates between teaching and nonteaching hospitals." This conclusion may be valid, but it cannot and should not be arrived
BORHANI NO. Differences Among Hospitals in Case-Fatality Ratios of Cerebrovascular Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;72:953–955. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-953
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):953-955.
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