Do you ever NOT recommend a treatment for high-risk patients because of concerns about reporting or pressure to minimize risk of adverse outcomes?

I’m George W. Vetrovec, lead editor for the Invasive CV Angiography and Interventional clinical topic collection on This poll focuses on an important topic for physicians and patients alike. With current pressure on physicians and hospitals regarding outcomes, there are concerns that physicians may not offer certain potential treatment options that are guideline supported to high-risk patients because the patients’ increased risk may lead to adverse overall physician and/or physician outcome profiles. This is particularly true of practices or hospitals that tend to have the “sickest” patients referred for care. The second question focuses on the issue of what medical consumers understand about current medical care. In addition to answering the questions, I encourage you to add your comments. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Clinical Topics: Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Interventions and Imaging, Angiography, Nuclear Imaging

Keywords: Angiography

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