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Michigan Blues Launch Cardiac Surgery Effort

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Reducing complications of cardiac surgery is the aim of a joint effort by a managed care company and doctors in Michigan.[@@]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has joined with the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons in a collaboration to improve treatment methods before and after cardiac surgery for Michigan residents.

Hospitals that perform open-heart surgery in the state will take part in the effort by contributing data, BCBS Michigan says.

Funding from the Michigan Blues will provide greater in-depth analysis of data, create validation techniques and facilitate the use of best practices among surgeons and hospitals, according to the company.

“The project will engage surgeons in an effort to delve more deeply in cardiac surgery outcomes than has been accomplished before,” says Dr. David Share, who is leading the Blues effort.

“We hope that the study will help determine what approaches are best for patients with specific conditions and will generate new knowledge to help make patient care more uniform,” he says.


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