Lower hospital volume is associated with higher in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: A report from the NCDR.

@article{Kontos2013LowerHV,
  title={Lower hospital volume is associated with higher in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: A report from the NCDR.},
  author={Michael Christopher Kontos and Yongfei Wang and Sarwat I. Chaudhry and George Wayne Vetrovec and Jeptha S Curtis and John L. Messenger},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={659-67}
}
BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend >36 primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) per hospital per year. Whether these standards remain valid when routine coronary stenting and newer pharmacological agents are used is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed patients who underwent primary PCI from July 2006 through June 2009 included in the CathPCI Registry. Hospitals were separated into 3 groups: low (≤36 primary PCIs/y, current guideline recommendation), intermediate (>36-60… CONTINUE READING
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