The volume-outcome relationship of percutaneous coronary intervention: Can current procedure volume minimums be applied to a developing country?

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Abstract

Objectives: A minimum percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) hospital volume of 400 cases per year is recommended by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA). However, it is unclear whether this minimum value standard applies to non-Western developing countries, such as Taiwan. The aim of this study was to assess the application in Taiwan of current ACC/AHA practice guidelines for minimum hospital PCI volume. Methods: Using the 2003 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database and the Cause of Death Data File, we analyzed and compared the risk of 30-day mortality for patients (n = 12 369) treated at low- (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume155
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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