Reuters Health writes: Public reporting of outcomes for a common procedure to clear blocked arteries was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn’t delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care. It’s been two decades since New York became the first state to require public reporting of outcomes from what’s known as an angioplasty, a procedure that uses a catheter to insert a tiny balloon and inflate it to open clogged arteries and also uses a stent, a tiny wire mesh cage, to keep vessels propped open. Since the requirement took effect, only a handful of states have followed suit, doctors note in JAMA Cardiology.
- Reuters Health: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cardiac-reporting/reporting-outcomes-of-procedure-to-unblock-arteries-may-not-improve-care-id
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