Posts in Category: PCI

Cost savings with same-day discharge for PCI patients 

The U.S. healthcare system could save between $200 million and $500 million per year if 50 percent of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients were discharged the same day, as reported by JAMA Cardiology. A Canadian study showed that same-day discharge (SDD) after PCI was associated with a 50 percent reduction in costs, with a mean saving of U.S. $1,086 per patient, and European studies of this subject have also reported significant savings per patient.

Yet despite the evidence, many hospitals are still missing out on this significant savings opportunity and the rate of same-day discharge after PCI remains low.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 07/25/2019 Categories: analytics healthcare analytics patient satisfaction PCI

Meeting the Triple Aim by switching from femoral to radial access  

Although 90-95 percent of cardiac catheterizations in the U.S. are performed through the femoral artery, radial access has been found to be a safer, faster, more comfortable, and more cost-efficient approach.

Here are some of the reasons why providers should consider switching to radial access in their quest for the Triple Aim—better patient satisfaction, improved care and lower costs.

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