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Transradial coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention in the era of health care reform, cost containment, and patient-centered care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21891811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There has been tremendous pressure on cardiovascular services to reduce costs in health care delivery while maintaining the quality of care. The transradial approach to coronary angiography and interventions has been demonstrated to answer this call by offering superior outcomes while reducing the cost burden of vascular complications compared to traditional transfemoral approaches. Herein, we discuss the cost effectiveness of the transradial approach as a valid modality for angiography and interventions in this era of health care reform.
Authors:
Ricardo O Escárcega; Riyaz Bashir; Jon C George
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiovascular Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine, 3500 North Broad Street, MERB 1040, Philadelphia, PA 19140 USA. jcgeorgemd@hotmail.com.
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