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Developing Tools to Measure Quality in Congenital Catheterization and Interventions: The Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes (C3PO)

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Nadia Chaudhry-Waterman ,

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Sandra Coombs,

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Diego Porras,

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Ralf Holzer,

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, US
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Lisa Bergersen

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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M.D., M.P.H.
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Abstract

The broad range of relatively rare procedures performed in pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratories has made the standardization of care and risk assessment in the field statistically quite problematic. However, with the growing number of patients who undergo cardiac catheterization, it has become imperative that the cardiology community overcomes these challenges to study patient outcomes. The Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes was able to develop benchmarks, tools for measurement, and risk adjustment methods while exploring procedural efficacy. Based on the success of these efforts, the collaborative is pursuing a follow-up project, the Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes—Quality Improvement, aimed at improving the outcomes for all patients undergoing catheterization for congenital heart disease by reducing radiation exposure.

How to Cite: 1. Chaudhry-Waterman N, Coombs S, Porras D, Holzer R, Bergersen L. Developing Tools to Measure Quality in Congenital Catheterization and Interventions: The Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes (C3PO). Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2014;10(2):63-67. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-10-2-63
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Published on 01 Apr 2014.
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