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Critical Limb Ischemia: Reporting Outcomes and Quality

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Mark G. Davies

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
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Abstract

The impetus to pursue quality in limb salvage is high in the current economic environment. This has been spurred on by the diffusion of multiple technologies, the lack of well-defined cost-effectiveness benchmarks, and the paucity of process and structure benchmarks. Furthermore, no national database exists to capture current activity and trends, and lead structure and process changes that could analyze outcomes and improve standards in peripheral interventions for limb salvage. This manuscript examines the challenges in measuring outcomes and quality in limb salvage and explores the components necessary for ensuring quality in limb salvage interventions.

 

Keywords: quality reporting; risk stratification

How to Cite: 1. Davies MG. Critical Limb Ischemia: Reporting Outcomes and Quality. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2012;8(4):15-19. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-8-4-15
Published on 01 Oct 2012.
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