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Door-to-Balloon 10 Years Later: Lessons Learned, Lives Saved

The ACC’s quality improvement (QI) campaign, Door-to-Balloon (D2B), which launched in November 2006, set the stage for the next generation of ACC’s QI campaigns. Read this article to find out how the program was built, and which stakeholders were critical for the success of the program. “In just a decade, an audacious national goal for D2B time was achieved by almost every hospital,” explains Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC. The article notes that the lessons learned from D2B have been applied to three subsequent national ACC QI campaigns: Hospital to HomeSurviving MI and the Patient Navigator Program. “The D2B Alliance was the pivotal launching point that changed the landscape for the next generation of ACC’s QI campaigns, which are now more integrated with the NCDR,” says Frederick Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC, chief science officer of the NCDR Management Board.” Read more on ACC.org.




The D2B Alliance: A Quality Improvement Success Story

Within a year of the D2B Alliance’s launch, early research showed progress in meeting the guideline-recommended D2B times. Read more...

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