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Title
Care pathway effect on n-hospital care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction
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Objectives: To study the care pathway effect on the percentage of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving timely coronary reperfusion and the percentage of STEMI patients receiving optimal secondary prevention. Methods: A care pathway was implemented by the Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement. One pre-intervention and 2 post-intervention audits included all adult STEMI patients admitted within 24 h after onset and eligible for reperfusion. Adjusted (hospital random intercepts and controls for transfer and out-of-office admission) differences in composite outcomes were analyzed by a multilevel logistic regression. Results: Significant improvements in intervals between the first medical contact (FMC) to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and between the door to PCI were shown between post-intervention audit II and post-intervention audit I. Secondary prevention significantly deteriorated at post-intervention audit I but improved significantly between both post-intervention audits. Six out of nine outcomes were significantly poorer in the case of transfer. The interval from FMC to PCI was significantly poorer for patients admitted during out-of-office hours. Conclusions: After care pathway implementation, composite outcomes improved for in-hospital STEMI care. Collaborative efforts exploited heterogeneity in performance between hospitals. Iterative and incremental care pathway implementation maximized performance improvement. (C) 2018 S. Karger AG, Basel
Language
English
Source (journal)
Cardiology. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 2018
ISSN
0008-6312
Volume/pages
140 :3 (2018) , p. 163-174
ISI
000448323400007
Pubmed ID
30099470
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