MedPage Today writes: Interventional cardiologists in Massachusetts and New York admitted to risk-averse behavior in a survey asking them about their attitudes toward public reporting of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes. 65% of respondents to an online survey said they avoided PCIs at least twice, fearing a bad outcome that would hurt their publicly reported outcomes, and 59% reported “sometimes or often” being pressured to avoid PCIs because of a patient’s high risk of death. The majority of survey responders said they knew “some or a lot” about how risk is adjusted in public reporting systems (81.2%) but also they had little or no trust in these methods (73.8%), the investigators reported online in JAMA Cardiology.
- A Survey of Interventional Cardiologists’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Public Reporting of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. JAMA Cardiology. May 9, 2018
- MedPage Today: https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/pci/72783