Nearly 10% of patients undergoing angioplasty and other percutaneous interventions (PCI) at the Mayo Clinic were readmitted within 30 days after discharge, but the extent to which the readmissions reflected faulty initial treatment was unclear, researchers said. Review of prospective registry data covering 15,498 inpatient PCI procedures carried out at Mayo's St. Marys Hospital over a 10-year period showed that 9.4% of the patients were rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge, according to Henry H. Ting, MD, MBA, at the clinic's headquarters in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues.
MedPage Today, by John Gever, 11/29/11
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