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Indicator Metadata

NamePercutaneous Coronary Intervention Rate
Short/Other Names

PCI Rate

Description

This indicator measures the age-standardized rate of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) performed on patients in acute care hospitals, same-day surgery facilities or catheterization laboratories, per 100,000 population age 18 and older.

For further details, please see the General Methodology Notes.

InterpretationDoes not apply to this measure (i.e., there is no predefined preference for the measure score)
HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories except Quebec

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Region

Indicator Results

http://www.cihi.ca/hirpt/?language=en

Identifying Information
NamePercutaneous Coronary Intervention Rate
Short/Other Names

PCI Rate

Indicator Description and Calculation
Description

This indicator measures the age-standardized rate of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) performed on patients in acute care hospitals, same-day surgery facilities or catheterization laboratories, per 100,000 population age 18 and older.

For further details, please see the General Methodology Notes.

Calculation: Description

(Total number of discharges for PCI for patients age 18 and older ÷ total mid-year population age 18 and older) × 100,000 (age adjusted)

Unit of Analysis: Single admission

Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of residence

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Rate - Per 100,000

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

Age-adjusted

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Direct Standardization
Standard Population:
Canada 2011

Denominator

Description:
Total mid-year population age 18 and older

Numerator

Description:
Total number of discharges for PCI for patients age 18 and older
Inclusions:
1. PCIs performed on patients in acute care hospitals or same-day surgery facilities

CCP: 48.02 or 48.03

CCI: 1.IJ.50^^, 1.IJ.57.GQ^^ or 1.IJ.57.GQ^^ (this code is used for 2006–2007 to 2008–2009 only)

2. Age at admission 18 and older

3. Sex recorded as male or female

4. Admission to an acute care institution or same-day surgery facility (Facility Type Code = 1 or A)
Exclusions:
1. Newborn, stillbirth or cadaveric donor records (Admission Category Code = N, R or S)

2. PCI can be performed in designated cardiac centres only; therefore, procedures reported by facilities without on-site PCI services were excluded from the indicator calculation.

3. Procedures coded as out of hospital or abandoned after onset (Intervention Status Attribute = A or OOH Indicator Flag = Y).

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

In many cases, PCI serves as a non-surgical alternative to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and is undertaken for the purpose of opening obstructed coronary arteries. While PCI encompasses several techniques, angioplasty is the procedure most frequently provided.

The choice of revascularization mode (PCI or CABG) depends on numerous factors, including physician preferences, availability of services and referral patterns, as well as differences in population health.

Interpretation

Does not apply to this measure (i.e., there is no predefined preference for the measure score)

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

Not applicable

References

Cardiac Care Network of Ontario Consensus Panel on Target Setting. Final Report and Recommendations. Toronto, Ont.: CCN, 2004. Accessed from <http://www.ccn.on.ca/ccn_public/UploadFiles/files/Cons_Panel_Target_Setting_FRR.pdf>.

Faris, P. D. et al. "Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and Revascularization Rates for Coronary Heart Disease." Canadian Journal of Cardiology 20 (2004): pp. 391-397.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Cardiovascular Health and Services in Ontario. Toronto, Ont.: ICES, 1999.

King, S. B. 3rd et al. "2007 Focused Update of the ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 Guideline Update for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 51 (2008): pp. 172-209.

Smith, S. C. Jr. et al. "A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to Revise the 1993 Guidelines for Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty)." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 37 (2001): pp. 2215-2239.

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

DAD, NACRS

Available Data Years

Type of Year:
Fiscal
First Available Year:
2003
Last Available Year:
2015

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories except Quebec

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Region

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Every year

Indicator Results

Web Tool:
Health Indicators E-Publication
URL: http://www.cihi.ca/hirpt/?language=en

Updates

The list of performing facilities needs to be monitored every year. If there are any such facilities outside of the list, check whether a new facility opened that performs PCI.

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

Not applicable

Trending Issues

This data was not produced for fiscal year 2012–2013.

Comments

PCI can be performed in designated cardiac centres only; therefore, procedures reported by facilities without on-site PCI services were excluded from the indicator calculation.