Risk-Adjusted Operative Mortality for CABG

Percent of patients aged 18 years and older undergoing isolated CABG who die, including both: 1) all deaths occurring during the hospitalization in which the CABG was performed, even if after 30 days, and 2) those deaths occurring after discharge from the hospital, but within 30 days of the procedure.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

Measure Info

NQF 0119 NQF Endorsed
Measure Type
Measure Steward
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Clinical Topic Area
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Myocardial Infarction

Care Setting
Data Source

ACP supports this measure. The balance of evidence shows that implementation of risk adjusted CABG mortality measures can improve outcomes for patients undergoing CABG surgery. Transparent reporting for risk-adjusted mortality rates may drive poor performers to retire and save more lives as a result. Furthermore, this measure addresses informed patient consent by advising patients of their risk for operative mortality.