Previous studies have found that hospitals at which more procedures, such as coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and other vascular surgery, are performed have lower rates of mortality related to these procedures than hospitals where fewer such procedures are performed.
We examined the relation between the number of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures performed at hospitals (volume) and short-term mortality in a population of 217,836 Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age or older who underwent angioplasty in the United States from 1987 through 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Dilatation instrumentale, Artère coronaire, Evaluation, Traitement, Mortalité, Homme, Qualité service, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Traitement instrumental, Qualité soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Instrumental dilatation, Coronary artery, Evaluation, Treatment, Mortality, Human, Service quality, Cardiovascular disease, Instrumentation therapy
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Code Inist : 002B26E. Création : 09/06/1995.