Outpatient arteriography: its safety and cost effectiveness.

  title={Outpatient arteriography: its safety and cost effectiveness.},
  author={D A Wolfel and B P Lovett and Arthur I Ortenburger and Lillie S Johnson and D L Sommerville},
  volume={153 2},
An 11-year experience with 2,029 outpatient arteriograms in a 500-bed community hospital with active vascular and cardiovascular services is reported. During this period 3,864 inpatient arteriograms were also obtained. The major complication rate has been lower for the outpatient procedures than for the inpatient procedures, and no malpractice claims have been made as a result of outpatient arteriography. There were considerable cost savings with the outpatient arteriography. Since conventional… CONTINUE READING