Hospital percutaneous coronary intervention appropriateness and in-hospital procedural outcomes
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 05/17/2012
Bradley SM et al. – In a national cohort of nonacute percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), a hospital's proportion of inappropriate PCIs was not associated with in–hospital mortality, bleeding, or medical therapy at discharge. This suggests PCI appropriateness measures aspects of hospital PCI quality that are independent of how well the procedure is performed. Therefore, PCI appropriateness and postprocedural outcomes are both important metrics to inform PCI quality.