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Rush Achieves Lowest Pulmonary Resection Mortality Rate

Michael J. Liptay, MD, is chairperson of the Department of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

Thoracic surgeons at Rush achieved the lowest mortality rate for pulmonary resections in a recent study of 177 health care facilities prepared by the Duke Clinical Research Institute on behalf of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Between January 2010 and December 2012 — the period covered in the study — the 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate at Rush was 1.2 percent.

In addition, the average length of stay after lobectomies performed at Rush — which dropped from 5.7 to 4.8 between 2010 and 2012 — was significantly lower than the average of 6.7 days.

"This is testament to our fantastic team of caregivers," says Michael J. Liptay, MD, chairperson of the Department of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery.

The 16th Data Analyses of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database drew on data from general thoracic surgery database participants.

Rush Physician September/October 2013


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