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New Zealand Priority Score for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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Allergy, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Emergency Medicine, Family, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Other

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Description:

Health care administrators in New Zealand developed criteria for prioritizing certain surgical procedures during the early 1990's. One of the procedures selected was for coronary artery bypass. It was hoped that better prioritization would optimize the use of medical resources and ensure accountability in care.

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