Medical Ethics: Routine Operations Brought Tragic Results
Winkler, Elisabeth, The Independent (London, England)
Heart surgery on children at Bristol Royal Infirmary now has one of the best outcomes in the country. But, as Elisabeth Winkler reports, just five years ago it had one of the worst, according to a report by the then President of the Royal College of Surgeons.
In 1988, when Dr Steve Bolsin became consultant anaesthetist at Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) he soon noticed that major heart operations on children were lasting up to three times longer than similar operations he had attended at the Royal Brompton in London - the longer the operation, the higher the risks - and that children undergoing relatively routine operations were dying. Statistics for 1988-89 appeared to …
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Publication information: Article title: Medical Ethics: Routine Operations Brought Tragic Results. Contributors: Winkler, Elisabeth - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 1, 1997. Page number: 18. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.