Digital output volumetric pulmonary artery catheters eliminate interoperator interpretation variability and improve consistency of treatment decisions.

@article{Gracias2007DigitalOV,
  title={Digital output volumetric pulmonary artery catheters eliminate interoperator interpretation variability and improve consistency of treatment decisions.},
  author={Vicente H. Gracias and Annamarie D Horan and Patrick K. Kim and Neil K Puri and Rajan T. Gupta and John Joe Gallagher and Corinna P. Sicoutris and Mario Grasso and C. William Hanson and Charles William Schwab},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={204 2},
  pages={209-215}
}
BACKGROUND The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) has been fraught with controversy over issues of safety and impact on outcomes variables for many years. Multiple attempts to quantify the utility of this diagnostic instrument have failed to resolve the matter. Previous investigations have focused on either quantifying inter-rater variability of waveform output interpretation from PACs or on clinical outcomes when PACs are used in care. We tested the hypothesis that the true link between a… CONTINUE READING

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