Percutaneous coronary intervention, which is a procedure for myocardial infarction patients, would now probably be less used for the same cause, as per a recent report.
Hospital outcomes related to the procedures have been released and the same have become the reason for such estimations. It is being said that mainly, possibly patients of myocardial infarction in three states would not be undergoing the method.
These three states include Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. Since, only these are the states, which have publicized hospital performances. Almost 18% reduction may be seen in the number of patients getting PCI.
However, Harvard School of Public Health's Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH and colleagues, who conducted the review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on October 10, say that non-reporting states may still see around 38% use of the procedure.
It is being said that fortunately, the difference in the use would not affect survival rates or even bypass surgery use in the states that reported the performances. But, risks are that severely ill patients may lack care.
"These procedures can sometimes be lifesaving and we really don't want there to be any incentive for a hospital to not provide one of these procedures if it's necessary", suggested Joynt.
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