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Regional and hospital variations in the extent of decline in the proportion of percutaneous coronary interventions performed for nonacute indications - a nationwide population-based study.

Authors
  • Liang, Fu-Wen1
  • Lu, Tsung-Hsueh1
  • Wu, Hsin-Min1
  • Lee, Jo-Chi1
  • Yin, Wei-Hsian2, 3
  • 1 The NCKU Research Center for Health Data and Department of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, East District, Tainan, 70101, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 2 Division of Cardiology, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, No. 45, Cheng Hsin Street, Bei-Tou, Taipei, 11220, Taiwan. [email protected] , (Taiwan)
  • 3 School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No.155, Sec.2, Linong Street, Taipei, 11221, Taiwan. [email protected] , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jun 09, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
149–149
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12872-017-0592-4
PMID: 28599642
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

In Taiwan, four-fifths of the hospitals showed a decline in the percentage of nonacute indication PCIs from 2007 to 2012. It is plausible that Taiwanese cardiologists would have been influenced by the recommendations of crucial US trials and guidelines.

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