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 - Tim Casey
Understanding the factors behind hospital readmissions
Aug 14, 2015 - Factors associated with greater odds for a 30-day readmission included patient comorbidity, race/ethnicity, insurance status, a longer length of hospital stay and developing postoperative complications.
 - Recall
Cook Medical recalls 38,000 angiographic catheters
Aug 14, 2015 - Cook Medical recalled more than 38,000 of its angiographic catheters in the U.S. after receiving reports that the catheter tip may split or separate from the catheter. Of the 26 reports, 14 resulted in adverse events.
 - Readmission
More than 80% of 30-day readmissions following surgery are due to patient factors
Aug 14, 2015 - An analysis of eight surgical subspecialties at Johns Hopkins hospital found that more than 80 percent of the variability in 30-day readmissions was due to individual patient factors. The overall readmission rate was 13.2 percent, including 9.6 percent of patients who underwent...
 - Surgery
At 5 years, everolimus-eluting stent is superior to paclitaxel-eluting stent
Aug 14, 2015 - After five years, patients undergoing PCI had better safety and efficacy outcomes if they received an everolimus-eluting stent (EES) compared with a paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES), according to a long-term analysis of a clinical trial. The results, which were published online in...
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Costs of PCIs vary widely across the U.S.
Aug 14, 2015 - Prices for PCIs differ significantly in various parts of the U.S., according to a report released on July 16 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Within the same metropolitan area, costs varied by as much as 532 percent.