To examine the distribution of interventional cardiac catheterization laboratories, their case load, the time trends, and the regional variation of percutaneous transluminal cutaneous angioplasty (PTCA) utilization in Italy.
Analysis of data was provided by the annual reports of the Italian Group of Studies and Interventional Cardiology over the period from 1983 to 1996.
The number of PTCA facilities and their use steadily increased, mainly in the North.
In 1996 the utilization rate was 34 per 100,000 population, but only 60% of labs performed 200 or more procedures.
Dramatic time trends and regional variations often took place without an epidemiology and technology assessment-based planning process.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dilatation instrumentale, Voie percutanée, Cardiopathie coronaire, Italie, Europe, Homme, Technique, Evaluation, Assurance qualité, Qualité, Soin, Etude cas, Traitement instrumental, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Instrumental dilatation, Percutaneous route, Coronary heart disease, Italy, Europe, Human, Technique, Evaluation, Quality assurance, Quality, Care, Case study, Instrumentation therapy, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 99-0519559
Code Inist : 002B26E. Création : 18/05/2000.