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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of the National Institutes of Health's Use of Heart Surgery Contracts with Private Hospitals," (A-15-94-00022)

February 5, 1996

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (2 mb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report addresses the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) use of contracts to obtain routine cardiac surgery. The objective of our audit was to determine how the NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Heart Institute) used surgery contracts in support of its research mission.