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#12: Are patients best served by reporting, transparency, and appropriate-use criteria?Oct 30, 2012 16:05 EDT
Recent ruminations on public reporting (of PCI) generally conclude with the notion that patient outcomes are better in states that report. Right? Not according to Dr Paul Teirstein, who offers his cath-lab experience in California and New York to present his case. Will Dr Eric Topol be persuaded?
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