Readmissions aren't indicative of PCI quality, study finds

03/31/2013 | CardiovascularBusiness.com

CMS is set to begin penalizing hospitals in 2015 for 30-day readmissions involving various conditions and procedures including percutaneous coronary intervention, but a recent study of 3,255 PCIs found most readmissions weren't related to the procedure or index admission. "Although PCI complications have not been eliminated, even their complete eradication would minimally decrease the overall PCI readmission rate," wrote the authors.

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