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Quality initiative linked to reduction in bleeding events in patients undergoing PCI

May 4, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — A quality improvement initiative was associated with a 40% reduction in bleeding events in patients who had PCI, as well as a major cost reduction, researchers reported here.

Jerome E. Granato, MD, vice president and medical director, National Cardiovascular Service Line, Catholic Health Initiatives, Lexington, Kentucky, reported on the results of an enterprise-wide quality improvement project to reduce bleeding risk in patients requiring PCI. The program was implemented across 12 regional health systems and three medical schools.

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ACP, AAIM call for changes to graduate medical education financing

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The American College of Physicians and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine have issued a policy paper outlining recommendations for aligning graduate medical…
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May 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bronwyn Kingwell, PhD, head of metabolic and vascular physiology at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia, offers…
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VIDEO: Data look-back highlights continuing clinical concerns in managing patients with CAD

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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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