Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Procedures

Fariba Nowrouzi (Kentucky State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 77
EISBN13: 9781609602987|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-723-7.ch003
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In this case, the main objective is to examine information about patients with coronary artery disease who had invasive procedures (such as balloon angioplasty or stents), or coronary artery bypass surgery. We investigate the use of the drug- eluting stent as a treatment for coronary artery disease. The first section of this chapter is a brief background about coronary artery disease and different procedures that may be used as its treatment. Next, time series analysis as a statistical tool is discussed, and in the third section, the results of the time series analyses that are performed on the database are demonstrated. In this section, the effect of the drug-eluting stent as a new treatment on the demand of other procedures is discussed. The fourth section is about computing the risk of each procedure based on the claims database used. The last section includes the result, conclusion, and suggestions.
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