Coronary Heart Disease: Medical or Surgical Nursing Assignment (Essay Sample)

In one to two pages provide your best approach for handling the following situation.
Dr. Byrd, the chief of cardiology of a large group practice, has been charged with the responsibility of evaluating coronary artery surgery procedures. His first task was to evaluate the outcomes of patients who had undergone single-vessel bypass surgery. His studies compared those patients with similar heart conditions who were treated medically versus those who have been treated surgically with the bypass procedure. He looked at the outcomes over a period of 6 months, one year, and two years and found little difference in the morbidity and mortality between the two groups of patients. Further study indicated little difference in the quality of life between the groups. How should Dr. Byrd present this information to the surgeons?

 
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