Quality improvement measure in interventional cardiology: a risk-adjustment model

BURLACU, Alexandru
December 2008
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p303
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study conducted to develop a risk adjustment model for major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), based on data from Portuguese national registry. After a retrospective analysis of data from 10641 Portuguese patients who underwent PCI, it was found that major adverse event was a composite variable that included death, acute myocardial infarction, need for a new revascularization by urgent coronary artery bypass graft, and stroke.


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