Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XXXVIII: The CathPCI Registry

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Abstract

The CathPCI Registry was started in 1998 to improve health quality for those patients having a percutaneous coronary intervention or diagnostic cardiac catheterization. This registry studies complications, outcomes from placing coronary artery stents of different types, appropriateness of performing the procedures, special indications for performing the procedures, safety of devices, patient characteristics, possible relationships between volume of procedures and quality, models to adjust for patient risk, and so on. The registry encourages using the information to promote research and quality improvement and public reporting of the data.

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