Economic Burden of Complications During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  • M. Dewan
  • K. M. Jacobson
  • C. S. Rihal
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 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is a resource intensive and commonly performed procedure in the developed world today. Technological advances have enabled PCI to be applied with expanding indications; however escalating costs are of concern. Recent economic analyses have demonstrated the economic impact of complications following PCI. Major Adverse Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (MACCE) and bleeding complications occur at significant rates and contribute greatly to the cost of these procedures. In this chapter we define the complications and examine their impact on healthcare economics. We then highlight potential solutions that may aid providers and organizations in ways of targeting and reducing the economic burden of complications following PCI.


Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Left Anterior Descend Continuous Quality Improvement Utilization Management Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Procedure 
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List of Abbreviations:


activated clotting times


continuous quality improvement


left anterior descending artery


major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events


percutaneous coronary intervention


sustainable growth formula


utilization management


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  • M. Dewan
  • K. M. Jacobson
  • C. S. Rihal

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