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
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BORHANI NO. Differences Among Hospitals in Case-Fatality Ratios of Cerebrovascular Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1970;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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