Public reporting of PCI outcomes may influence doctors' treatment decisions, something that could harm patients if reporting isn't structured properly, according to a program at the SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions. "Public reporting leads physicians to consider factors beyond the individual patient when making decisions regarding high-risk emergent procedures," Dr. Frederic Resnic said, as experts discussed the difficult ethical questions that arise with efforts to improve quality. Patient engagement is an important part of the solution, physicians agreed.

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