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Study Finds Public Reporting Linked to Less PCI, Higher Mortality in Acute MI Patients

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TCTMD writes: Acute MI patients treated in states with mandatory public reporting of revascularization outcomes are less likely to receive PCI and, without intervention, more likely to die in the hospital than those treated in states without such requirements, according to a study published in the March 24, 2015, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Over the past 2 decades, public reporting has been adopted by several US states with the aim of improving quality of care. But previous evidence has suggested that physicians may be reluctant to revascularize critically ill patients when faced with the prospect of adding to adverse outcomes, Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc, of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA), and colleagues observe. As a result, they say, “Better reporting methods are needed to adequately balance transparency and accountability with the potential influence of risk aversion.”

Read full article: Public Reporting Linked to Less PCI, Higher Mortality in Acute MI Patients,, March 19, 2015

Read full study: Association Between Public Reporting of Outcomes With Procedural Management and Mortality for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Journal of The American College of Cardiology, Vol 65, Issue 11, March 2013

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