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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
Public reporting of hospital-level outcomes is increasingly common as a means to target quality improvement strategies to ensure the delivery of optimal care. Despite the rapid dissemination of transc...
Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) 90 is a composite measure widely used in federal pay-for-performance and public reporting programs. A component metric of PSI 90, venous thromboembolism (VTE) rate, has ...
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the mainstay of treatment for aortic stenosis in patients with high surgical risk. Pure aortic regurgitation (PAR) is considered a relative con...
The reported number of transcatheter aortic valve replacement-associated infective endocarditis (TAVR-IE) cases has been increasing worldwide, but information about the incidence and clinical features...
A quality indicator is a quantitative measure that can be used to monitor and evaluate the quality of certain operative procedures that may influence the result of a therapy. An indicator is not a di...
To prove the non-inferiority of TAVR-CMR compared to TAVR-CT to guide TAVR according to clinical efficacy, defined as implantation success based on the VARC-2 criteria.
The primary purpose of this this randomized interventional study is to determine if increased level of home-based rehabilitation coupled with a pre-TAVR consultation visit in transcatheter...
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a treatment alternative among high-risk elderly with aortic stenosis, however, mortality remains high. Fifty percent of patients undergoing...
This registry evaluates the long-term outcome of Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in real-world clinical practice.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationship between fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from coronary computed tomography angiography (FFRct) before transcatheter aortic ...
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Compliance by health personnel or proxies with the stipulations of ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (or similar directives such as RESUSCITATION ORDERS) when patients are unable to direct their own care.
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
A measure of the quality of health care by assessment of unsuccessful results of management and procedures used in combating disease, in individual cases or series.