Waiting for a bypass: a comment from primary care

Br J Cardiol 2002;9:491-2 Leave a comment
Click any image to enlarge
Authors:

Waiting for a bypass: a comment from primary care Peter Stott The length of time that patients spend on the waiting list for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is a matter of concern. In one study of 1,049 patients in the South East of the UK, the mean time to specialist consultation was 36 days (SD 43); the time waiting for coronary angiography was 85 days (SD 89); and the mean time on the surgical waiting list for CABG was 133 days (SD 134) – a mean time of 279 days (SD 209; range 1–1,579 days) from GP referral1 to CABG.

Advertisement
Angina - BJC Learning programme
For healthcare professionals only

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO COMMENTS FOR THIS ARTICLE - LEAVE A COMMENT