TITLE

Same-day discharge after elective percutaneous coronary intervention was noninferior for safety to staying overnight in hospital: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Hlatky, Mark; Giacomini, John
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports whether same-day discharge after elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is noninferior for safety as compared to staying overnight in hospital. A randomized trial was designed to test whether four-hour observation after PCI was noninferior. It discusses ceratin biases such as design being in favor of the early-discharge group. It shows that several factors including the bias in the trial design and small sample size present the need for a larger and better study.
ACCESSION #
27029956

 

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