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Nearly 10% of PCI patients readmitted: study
Modern Healthcare

Nearly 10% of patients who undergo percutaneous coronary interventions, such as angioplasty, are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, according to a study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The CMS mandates public reporting of 30-day readmission rates for patients who undergo PCI, but existing data are limited because only about half of the procedures are performed on Medicare beneficiaries, according to the study.