"Radial lounge" ups same-day discharge rates

03/17/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Dedicating a lounge for cath lab patients undergoing routine procedures resulted in a nearly 50 percentage point increase in same-day PCI discharges over one year, according to findings from the London Chest Hospital published in the American Heart Journal. The rate of same-day discharge for elective PCI rose from 2.3% to 51.2% over the year, and the rate for those undergoing diagnostic angiography rose from 72.7% to 84.9%. The lounge is equipped with reclining chairs, televisions and Internet access, and patients remain dressed for discharge throughout their stay.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director of Actuarial Services, Government Programs
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Counsel I – Clinical Contracts
Gilead Sciences
Foster City, CA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Vice President, Idaho Regional Director
Boise, ID