Operative mortality

Let me tell you a joke.

There was a hospital that had only one patient and the patient had died. The authorities asked this hopital to report its mortality.

“What is your mortality?”
“We have 1% mortality.”
“But you had only one patient which have died! You should have 100% mortality!”
“Yes, but we have operated him 100 times!”

Maybe this sounds funny, but this is how EACTS and STS report the mortality.

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Author: automatthias

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