Impact of hospital volume on outcomes of percutaneous ASD/PFO closure in pediatric patients

  title={Impact of hospital volume on outcomes of percutaneous ASD/PFO closure in pediatric patients},
  author={P. Bhatt and Achint A Patel and V. Kumar and Anusha Lekshminarayanan and Viranchi Patel and S. Alapati and Zeenia C. Billimoria},
  journal={World Journal of Pediatrics},
  • P. Bhatt, Achint A Patel, +4 authors Zeenia C. Billimoria
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • World Journal of Pediatrics
  • BackgroundWe investigated the effect of hospital volume on percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect/patent foramen ovale (ASD) among pediatric patients.MethodsWe identified patients undergoing percutaneous closure of ASD with device using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure code 35.52 from the National Inpatient Sample, years 2002–2011. Patients with age ≤ 18 years and primary diagnosis code 745.5 for ASD were included. Hospital… CONTINUE READING

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