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Same-day Discharge After PCI Yields Benefits for Patients, Providers, Payers

from Healio

In an era where healthcare systems are being forced to behave more like businesses, the implementation of same-day discharge programs for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention may not only improve patient satisfaction but also improve reimbursement, avoid penalties to institutions for inappropriate inpatient stays and cut overall healthcare costs. "In 2016, cardiovascular disease accounted for about $555 billion of the $3.3 trillion overall healthcare costs. By 2035, the burden of CVDs is going to be $1.1 trillion," Amit P. Amin, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said during a presentation. more

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