Gaps in referral to cardiac rehabilitation of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States.

@article{Aragam2015GapsIR,
  title={Gaps in referral to cardiac rehabilitation of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States.},
  author={Krishna G. Aragam and Dadi Dai and Megan L. Neely and Deepak L Bhatt and Matthew T. Roe and John Rumsfeld and Hitinder S. Gurm},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={65 19},
  pages={2079-88}
}
BACKGROUND Rates of referral to cardiac rehabilitation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been historically low despite the evidence that rehabilitation is associated with lower mortality in PCI patients. OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with referral to cardiac rehabilitation in a national PCI cohort, and to assess the association between insurance status and referral patterns. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent PCI… CONTINUE READING
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