Researchers track post-PCI readmission causes

04/24/2012 |

Researchers looking for ways to help hospitals improve performance found significant variations in 30-day post-PCI readmission rates, according to an analysis of more than 36,000 cases. Readmission rates varied from 9.5% to 17.9%. The most common reasons for readmission included ischemic heart disease and chest and respiratory complaints. Researchers were unable to link most readmissions to differences in care, and they cautioned hospitals against developing quality measures before fully understanding what drives readmissions.

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