To the Editor: Dans et al. (October 31 issue)* cited concerns with the data bases on which the objectives of peer review organizations (PROs) were predicated. As in the Maryland examples presented, we have discovered major problems with the federally provided base-line data that generated the objectives of the Kentucky Peer Review Organization. Most notably, we were informed that in 1983 the Kentucky rate for deaths from myocardial infarctions was 29 percent, as compared with national and regional rates of 24 and 25 percent, respectively. As a result, an objective to reduce “avoidable mortality” associated with myocardial infarction by 20….
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