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Hospital percutaneous coronary intervention volume and patient mortality, 1998 to 2000

Epstein, Andrew J ; Rathore, Saif S ; Volpp, Kevin G.M ; Krumholz, Harlan M

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 19 May 2004, Vol.43(10), pp.1755-1762 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Hospital percutaneous coronary intervention volume and patient mortality, 1998 to 2000
  • Author: Epstein, Andrew J ; Rathore, Saif S ; Volpp, Kevin G.M ; Krumholz, Harlan M
  • Description: The aim of this study was to evaluate current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hospital percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volume minimum recommendations. In order to reduce procedure-associated mortality, ACC/AHA guidelines recommend that hospitals offering PCIs perform at least 400 PCIs annually. It is unclear whether this volume standard applies to current practice. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Nationwide In-patient Sample hospital discharge database to evaluate in-hospital mortality among patients (n = 362,748) who underwent PCI between 1998 and 2000 at low (5 to 199 cases/year), medium (200 to 399 cases/year), high (400 to 999 cases/year), and very high (1,000 cases or more/year) PCI volume hospitals. Crude in-hospital mortality rates were 2.56% in low-volume hospitals, 1.83% in medium-volume hospitals, 1.64% in high-volume...
  • Is Part Of: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 19 May 2004, Vol.43(10), pp.1755-1762
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0735-1097 ; E-ISSN: 1558-3597 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2003.09.070
  • Subjects: ACC/AHA ; Ahrq ; Ci ; ICD-9-CM ; Mi ; Nis ; OR ; PCI ; Smr ; Medicine
  • Language: English

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