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Institutional Variation in Quality of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Implantation: A Cohort Study

Monday, August 5, 2019

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Isuru Ranasinghe, Clementine Labrosciano, Dennis Horton, Anand Ganesan, Jeptha P. Curtis, Harlan M. Krumholz, Andrew McGavigan, Sadia Hossain, Tracy Air, Saranya Hariharaputhiran

In this 5-year review covering multiple centers in Australia and New Zealand, the overall major complication rate related to new implanation of a pacemaker or ICD was 8.2%.  Among hospitals performing implants there was a 3-fold range in the incidence of complications, indicating important variations in care quality.

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