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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Valley TS, Sjoding MW, Goldberger ZD
ICU use and quality of care for patients with myocardial infarction and heart failure.
This study evaluated the relationship between a hospital's ICU or coronary care unit (CCU) admission rate and quality of care provided to patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart failure (HF). It found that hospitals with the highest rates of ICU admission for patients with either of these conditions delivered lower quality of care and had higher 30-day mortality.
Citation: Valley TS, Sjoding MW, Goldberger ZD . ICU use and quality of care for patients with myocardial infarction and heart failure. Chest 2016 Sep;150(3):524-32. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.05.034.
Keywords: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Heart Disease and Health, Quality of Care, Elderly
McConnell KJ, Lindrooth RC, Wholey DR
Modern management practices and hospital admissions.
The researchers investigated whether the modern management practices and publicly reported performance measures are associated with choice of hospital for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). They found that, overall, a one standard deviation change in management practice scores is associated with an 8% increase in AMI admissions.
Citation: McConnell KJ, Lindrooth RC, Wholey DR . Modern management practices and hospital admissions. Health Econ 2016 Apr;25(4):470-85. doi: 10.1002/hec.3171.
Keywords: Hospitals, Heart Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Quality Indicators (QIs), Quality Measures, Quality of Care, Public Reporting, Provider Performance