New ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway Provides Checklist For Same-Day Discharge After PCI

A new ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway aims to address the uncertainty around same-day discharge after PCI and provides a checklist of clinical, social and facility/systems factors that clinicians can use to help determine whether a patient can be safely considered for same-day discharge. The Pathway, published Jan. 7 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, provides an overview of the evolution of PCI and resulting improvements in safety and efficacy that make it possible for same-day discharge to occur with select adult patients without observed increases in other complications, mortality and readmissions. It also highlights the benefits of same-day discharge after PCI in leading to efficient resource utilization, including increased inpatient bed availability and reduced costs related to supplies and room and board. Read more.

To accompany the Pathway, the College has created a clinician tool: "Checklist for Considerations of Same-Day Discharge After PCI."