New ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway Provides Checklist For Same-Day Discharge After PCI

February 8, 2021

A new ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway aims to address the uncertainty around same-day discharge after PCI and provides a checklist of clinical, social and facility/systems factors that clinicians can use to help determine whether a patient can be safely considered for same-day discharge. The Pathway, published Jan. 7 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, provides an overview of the evolution of PCI and resulting improvements in safety and efficacy that make it possible for same-day discharge to occur with select adult patients without observed increases in other complications, mortality and readmissions. It also highlights the benefits of same-day discharge after PCI in leading to efficient resource utilization, including increased inpatient bed availability and reduced costs related to supplies and room and board. Read more.