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PCI Outcomes Similar at Top-ranked, Unranked Hospitals

from Cardiovascular Business

Hospitals ranked in the top 50 for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report appear no better at performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than unranked hospitals, according to an analysis of more than 500,000 procedures performed at 654 hospitals. After adjusting for patient case mix, researchers found similar rates of in-hospital mortality, acute kidney injury and post-procedural bleeding in ranked and unranked hospitals. Top-ranked hospitals had a slightly lower proportion of appropriate PCI procedures (89.2 percent versus 92.8 percent) when compared to nonranked hospitals. more

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