Percutaneous coronary intervention use in the United States: defining measures of appropriateness.

@article{Marso2012PercutaneousCI,
  title={Percutaneous coronary intervention use in the United States: defining measures of appropriateness.},
  author={Steven P. Marso and Paul S. Teirstein and Dean J Kereiakes and Jeffrey W. Moses and John M. Lasala and J Aaron Grantham},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={229-35}
}
Appropriate utilization of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and medical therapy is deservedly a national healthcare policy priority for the United States. Because PCI is both common and costly, appraisal of appropriateness is warranted. The initial appropriate use criteria (AUC) have been developed for coronary revascularization procedures and investigators recently reported the appropriateness for the approximately 500,000 PCI procedures performed at centers participating in the… CONTINUE READING