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Cost-awareness intervention reduces PCI procedure cost

June 28, 2017

According to results published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, announcing endovascular equipment, implant and medication costs in the catheterization lab can significantly affect overall procedure costs for PCI procedures.

The results of the SHOPPING trial showed that making interventionalists cognizant of procedural costs have caused them to consider proper use of equipment, reducing intraoperative waste and procedure cost.

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Low-dose aspirin may lower risk for preterm preeclampsia

June 28, 2017
Pregnant woman at high risk for preterm preeclampsia who were treated with low-dose aspirin developed preeclampsia less often than those treated with placebo, according…

ACP, NMQF partner to better care for African Americans with heart failure

June 27, 2017
In partnership with the National Minority Quality Forum, the ACP has added a performance measure to their Genesis Qualified Clinical Data Registry to improve the…
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HF hospitalizations remain more common in men, black patients

June 27, 2017
HF hospitalizations have declined in the past decade, but disparities persisted in men and black patients, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health care offered in…
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