First-Ever PCI Performance Measures Released

New performance measures designed to benchmark and improve the quality of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures were released by the ACC, the American Heart Association, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American Medical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance in December. The document represents the first set of performance measures dedicated to PCI and focuses primarily on elective PCI. Further, it is the first set of cardiovascular performance measures to directly address procedure appropriateness.

Clinical Topics: Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention

Keywords: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Cardiology Magazine, ACC Publications

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