Search Tag: appropriate use criteria

Cardiology Management

Appropriate & Appropriate Use: What Do They Really Mean?

2017 15 Sep

Ordering imaging procedures in cardiovascular medicine, such as echocardiograms, when there may not be an appropriate indication or when the results would make no difference in the patient’s care or outcome are easily cited as playing a role in the overuse of echocardiograms, according to an Editorial published in the Journal of the American College... Read more

Cardiology Management

Billions Could be Saved with Proper Implementation

2015 04 May

Pranav Puri, a first-year undergrad at the University of Chicago has researched the economic impact of implementation of appropriate use criteria for angioplasties at the UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Ill. In February 2012, the hospital became one of the first in the country to implement the American College of Cardiology's appropriate... Read more