Determining optimal population rates of cardiac catheterization: A phantom alternative?

Natarajan, Madhu K.; Gafni, Amiram; Yusuf, Salim
July 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/5/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
Considers the possibility of measuring an optimal population rate for cardiac catheterization in the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease. Key factor to defining the optimal rate of cardiac catheterization; Limitations of determining the rate; Steps to changing the objective from optimization to unambiguous improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of the catheterization system.


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