CABG, PCI Rates Decline in CA
"OSHPD data show that hospitals have compensated by increasing the use of these facilities for procedures other than CABG and PTCA."
Additionally, the number of physicians who were board certified in cardiovascular disease has increased 36% from 1996 to 2008, from 1,634 to 2,226 while the number of interventional cardiologists went from 286 in 2002 to 494 in 2008, a 73% increase.
Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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