One question not addressed in this article is what would be the mortality rate if St. Joseph had no heart program at all? The delay in treatment because of the need to be transferred to Redding or Santa Rosa, especially with the complications of weather on air ambulance flights, could mean that a program that has room for improvement is better than no program at all.
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In Print This Week:
Jul 21, 2016
vol XXVII issue 29
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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