On August 31, 2021 the ACC will conclude the Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed dashboard as part of the successful completion of the Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed Quality Campaign. More than 200 hospitals participated in the campaign over the last 3 years and contributed to critical discussions on how best to minimize PCI associated bleeding rates. A true community was built united around a shared commitment to optimizing patient care and outcomes. The Assessment, Toolkit and National webinars will continue to be available and we encourage facilities to use these resources and share your best practices and lessons learned with each other and through future Quality Summit abstracts and presentations.
About Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed
The CathPCI Registry® showed that over the past year, the median PCI in-hospital risk adjusted rate of bleeding events (all patients) is 3.89 percent. The variation is large with hospitals in the 90th percentile reporting rates ranging from 1.67 percent to 6.9 percent.
Proven bleed avoidance strategies (BAS) could improve this wide variation, and nationally lower the median rate of bleeding events significantly. Strategies such as assessing patient risk prior to procedure, choosing radial access over femoral access in high-risk patients, favoring bivalirudin over heparin in high-risk patients, and using vascular closure devices would drive down the common adverse events and ultimately lead to decreased morbidity and mortality among patients.
The ACC's Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed Quality Campaign focused on minimizing PCI-associated bleeding risks and saving patient lives through widespread adoption of evidence-based best practices.
The campaign participants were able to take advantage of:
- A learning network and tools to support quality improvement goals
- A facility-assessment resource to pinpoint areas for improvement
- A customized data dashboard to track and benchmark progress
- Access to a community of national experts and leading hospitals and institutions