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#8: Appropriateness: Defining, discussing, enforcingJul 11, 2011 17:00 EDT
Study results recently published by Chan et al in JAMA point to remarkably good rates of appropriate use of PCI. But how meaningful is the definition of "appropriate"? How enlightening are the results? The debate continues . . .
Chan P, Patel M, Klein LW, et al. Appropriateness of percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA 2011; 306:53-61. Abstract.