Study finds new cath labs are often near existing facilities

07/15/2013 | Kaiser Health News

The addition of angioplasty services at more than 250 hospitals had little impact on patient care because most were built near existing facilities, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The number of Americans within less than an hour's drive of an angioplasty facility increased by less than 2% during the study's 2004 to 2008 time frame, while the number of facilities increased by 16%. SCAI fellow Dr. Ralph Brindis, former president of the American College of Cardiology, expressed concern that the abundance of facilities in certain markets could mean reduced procedural volume at a given facility, potentially affecting quality.

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