Sunday, January 09, 2011

Misuse of ICDs?

From the JAMA article "Non–Evidence-Based ICD Implantations in the United States":
Conclusion Among patients with ICD implants in this registry, 22.5% did not meet evidence-based criteria for implantation.
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1 comment:

Angela Wilson said...

Thanks for sharing! 22.5% is way too high. This is good evidence of how important continuing education is, even for those who think they're masters. If almost 1/4 of them are technically wrong...