Posts Tagged ‘quality outcomes’

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January 8th, 2013

Could You Be Accused of Doing Unnecessary PCI?

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A recent rash of lawsuits and physician suspensions for “unnecessary PCI” have given many interventionalists pause. Rick Lange and David Hillis ponder the implications of these incidents on clinical practice.


August 7th, 2012

Reducing MI Readmissions: Time to Turn Objectives into Practice

A survey finds that while most hospitals have a stated objective to reduce AMI readmissions, adoption of actual strategies to achieve that goal is another matter.


November 29th, 2011

Study Finds 10% of PCI Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days

Nearly 1 in 10 PCI patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study is a good example of the increased focus on rehospitalization, which is being used more frequently as a key measure of outcome. Farhan Khawaja and colleagues analyzed data from 15,498 […]