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PCI process measures may not correlate with 30-day mortality

December 19, 2014

CHICAGO — Hospital performance measures for PCI processes failed to demonstrate an association with 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates, according to report findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Philip W. Chui, MD, and colleagues conducted a study to describe current performance on PCI process and outcomes measures; to examine whether hospitals that perform well on process measures also perform well on 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates; and to calculate the explained variance and correlation between hospital performance on PCI process measures and 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates.

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Study results show no clear link between calcium channel blockers, breast cancer

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Confounding factors may partially explain results of SYMPLICITY HTN-3

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CDC's 10 most important public health challenges of 2014

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Lipid Forum II Highlights

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

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