Improving outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention through the application of guidelines and benchmarking: Reduction of major bleeding and blood transfusion as a model

Stanley J. Chetcuti, Paul M. Grossman, Eva M. Kline-Rogers, Cecelia Montoye, Dean Smith, Mauro Moscucci

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Abstract

Blood transfusions are a relatively common occurrence after performing any percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Although guidelines for blood transfusion have been previously specified, retrospective analysis of transfusion practices have suggested that these guidelines are rarely applied. We describe a model for the application of a continuous quality improvement program including benchmarking and available guidelines for blood transfusion, aimed toward reducing transfusion rates among patients undergoing PCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)II-44-II-48
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume30
Issue number10 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Bleeding
  • Ischemia
  • Quality improvement
  • Transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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