Benchmarking cardiac catheterization laboratories: the impact of patient age, gender and risk factors on variable costs, device costs, total time and procedural time in 53 catheterization laboratories.

@article{Becker1999BenchmarkingCC,
  title={Benchmarking cardiac catheterization laboratories: the impact of patient age, gender and risk factors on variable costs, device costs, total time and procedural time in 53 catheterization laboratories.},
  author={Edmund R. Becker and David Jacques Cohen and Steven D. Culler and S. Ellis and L Michael Green and Rainer Schnitzler and April Wells Simon and William Weintraub},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 9},
  pages={533-42}
}
Coronary catheterization laboratories (CCLs) are the cornerstones of the delivery system for many cardiovascular procedures performed in the United States. However, few comprehensive data exist benchmarking physician activities in CCLs. This study benchmarks cost and time data on 82,548 consecutive patient encounters in 53 CCLs for the 18-month period of… CONTINUE READING