The Advisory Board Company
on March 23, 2012 |
Topics: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular, Service Lines, Mortality, Quality, Performance Improvement, Outcomes, Clinical Technology
Off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with an increased risk of mortality as compared to traditional on-pump CABG, according to a new report published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Furthermore, study authors suggest that past studies that favor the off-pump approach may have been influenced by patient-selection or industry bias.
Higher risk of death with off-pump CABG, new research suggests
on November 14, 2011 |
Topics: Cardiovascular, Service Lines, Outcomes, Quality, Performance Improvement, Mortality
As reported in the Daily Briefing, Thomson Reuters on Monday released its 13th annual list of the best U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services, acknowleding 50 hospitals with superior clinical outcomes. The Cardiovascular Roundtable recognizes the achievements of those members included on the list, as well as the hundreds of other member organizations pursuing excellence in cardiovascular care.
Roundtable members recognized on Thomson Reuters' list of '50 top' cardiovascular hospitals
Brian Maher on October 26, 2011 |
Topics: Medical Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Service Lines, Outcomes, Quality, Performance Improvement, Mortality, Chronic Care Management, Methodologies, Market Trends, Strategy
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), U.S. heart failure hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries declined by nearly 30 percent from 1998 to 2008. However, while improvements in disease management may be attributed to the decline in admissions, comparable improvements were not realized for patient mortality.
Heart failure hospitalizations fall, though mortality improvements still desired
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