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

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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