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Acute Aortic Treatment Center.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21979118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute aortic syndromes are a life-threatening set of conditions that require rapid triage and intervention to obtain satisfactory outcomes. The Methodist Hospital is the first institution to establish an Acute Aortic Treatment Center (AATC) based on a clinical care pathway that expedites the care of acute aortic syndromes. This pathway has resulted in a 64% reduction in time to definitive therapy and a reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay. Establishment of a multidisciplinary pathway to treat acute aortic syndromes improves efficiency and enhances outcomes.
Mark G Davies; Alan B Lumsden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1947-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-07     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2012-08-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101508600     Medline TA:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy*
Cooperative Behavior
Critical Pathways / organization & administration*
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
Efficiency, Organizational
Interdisciplinary Communication
Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Treatment Outcome

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