Introduction to the Role of a Protected PCI Coordinator
Did you know that inpatient volumes for high-risk PCI are actually increasing?
Is your hospital ready to handle the increasing care needs of high-risk patients requiring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)? According to The Advisory Board Company’s Expert Perspective in New CV Volume Forecasts Explained published on July 27, 2016, “Inpatient volumes for higher-acuity PCI are actually increasing after a period of zero growth”. This increase comes at the same time that cardiac catheterization inpatient volumes are expected to experience a 7.6% decline1. In short, we are seeing growth in inpatient cardiac catheterization volumes of high-risk patients.
Just as hospitals have recognized the importance of having coordinators to assist with the identification and treatment of VAD patients; hospitals are now utilizing coordinators to identify and facilitate the care of the high-risk PCI patient population. Not only can coordinators help identify patients that may have previously been surgical turn downs, they can facilitate their treatment and conduct valuable educational outreach to other physicians and hospitals. The educational outreach is beneficial as this effort explains the clinical benefits of Protected PCI for to other physicians and healthcare providers who care for this undertreated patient population.
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1. Expert Perspective in New CV Volume Forecasts Explained. Advisory Board Company. July 27, 2016.