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September 11, 2019

Proposed Framework for the Optimal Measurement of Quality Assessment in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  • 3Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(10):963-964. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.3228

Despite substantial efforts to define and develop methods to evaluate the quality of individual operators and programs performing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), existing approaches have acknowledged limitations.1-3 The difficulties arise from the complex nature of decision-making; both the proper selection of patients and the objective appraisal of technical performance of the procedure are relevant to assess, but neither is simple to measure.

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