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- Amit P. Amin,
- Mark Patterson,
- John House,
- kevin kennedy,
- Andreas Bremer,
- Helmut Giersiefen,
- John Spertus,
- Dmitri Baklanov,
- Adnan Chhatriwalla,
- David Safley,
- David Cohen,
- Sunil Rao and
- Steven P. Marso
Prior studies demonstrate transradial (TRI) compared to transfemoral coronary intervention (TFI) reduces bleeding complications. However, limited cost–effectiveness data are available, specifically neither in large datasets nor in heterogeneous elderly populations at high bleeding risk. Our objective was to compare inpatient outcomes and costs of TRI and TFI in Medicare Fee–For–Service beneficiaries.
Elective PCI patients in the ACC NCDR CathPCI Registry® were linked to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) inpatient and outpatient files for years 2009–2010, using probabilistic matching. Bleeding and in–hospital outcomes were obtained from the CathPCI registry while costs were ascertained from CMS claims using cost–to–charge ratios. A propensity score for TRI was developed, and a ‘within–hospital’ 2:1 (TFI:TRI) propensity matching was performed to reduce confounding. In–hospital outcomes were bleeding, death, MI, stroke, length of stay and cost.
There were 6,988 TRI and 13,976 TFI patients compared. TRI patients had shorter length of stay (2.5 vs 2.7 days, p<0.001), less bleeding (2.6% vs 4.5%, p<0.001) and lower vascular complications (0.1% vs 0.5%, p<0.001) (Table 1). The costs of TRI were $780 (p<0.001) lower compared to TFI.
TRI is associated with lower in–hospital costs which are driven by the reduction in bleeding and length of stay in elderly, Medicare patients.
West, Room 2005
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9:15 a.m.–9:25 a.m.
Session Title: Complicated Patients and Complex PCI
Abstract Category: 53. TCT@ACC–i2: Vascular Access and Closure Devices and Complications
Presentation Number: 2904–11
- 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation