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[–] Factfinder2 ago 

It was 20% between 2012 and 2015 at Tenet's St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Pennsylvania!

"The North Philadelphia hospital chose not to submit its patient data for the agency's previous report on pediatric heart surgery, issued in 2015. The hospital voluntarily stopped performing all non-emergency heart procedures in late January 2016 pending an internal review.

Hospital officials said Wednesday they were poised to resume offering the service this summer.

Soon after the stoppage last year, an Inquirer analysis found that 24 percent of newborns, defined as babies younger than 31 days, had died after heart surgery at St. Christopher's from 2009 through 2014. A month after that article was published, state investigators conducted a surprise three-day inspection of the facility, finding that the hospital failed to fully investigate why nine of its patients died after heart surgery."