Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XXIV: More on Vascular Surgery

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The use of registries such as the Vascular Quality Initiative and its regional groups, such as the Vascular Study Group of New England, have been very helpful in investigating problems related to quality and safety in vascular surgery. This article discusses some of their contributions regarding carotid artery procedures, the use of certain medications in the perioperative period, and the risk factors for sustaining a major cardiac complication while in the hospital after vascular surgery.

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