About Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed
The CathPCI Registry® shows 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 is focused on minimizing PCI-associated bleeding risks and saving patient lives through widespread adoption of evidence-based best practices.
By joining the campaign, hospitals can take advantage of:
- A learning network and tools to support your quality improvement goals
- A facility-assessment resource to pinpoint areas for improvement
- A customized data dashboard to track and benchmark your progress
- Access to a community of national experts and leading hospitals and institutions
Check out the Program Requirements for more information.