Abstract 18730: Impact of Hospital Volume on Outcomes of Endovascular Stenting for Adult Aortic Coarctation: A 12-year US Experience
Introduction: Use of transcatheter endovascular stenting has been increasing in the treatment of Coarctation of Aorta (CoA). The present study was undertaken on adults with CoA undergoing stent placement from the period of 2000 to 2011 to analyze the relationship of hospital volume to the outcomes of stenting in adults with CoA.
Methods: We queried Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)’s Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database from 2000 to 2011. Patients with CoA were identified using ICD-9-CM diagnosis code of 747.10. Patients≥18 years of age undergoing endovascular stenting were identified using ICD-9-CM procedure code of 39.90. Hospital volume was divided into two groups with ≥3 and <3 procedures annually. The outcomes studied were procedure-related complications, length of stay (LOS), and cost in relation to the hospital volume. Complications were coded using specific patient safety indicator codes released by HCUP. Length of stay (≤1 and >1 days) and cost (≤ $13,830 and > $13,830) were divided at median and included in regression analysis.
Results: No in-hospital death was reported in either group. Hospitals with ≥3 procedures annually had significantly lower incidence of complications (9.50% vs. 23.01%) compared to the hospitals with <3 procedures annually (p=0.002). After multivariate regression analysis, compared to hospitals with <3 procedures annually, the hospitals with ≥3 procedures annually had odds ratio (OR) of 0.40 (95% CI: 0.19-0.82, p=0.013) for having any complications, OR of 0.67 (95% CI: 0.39-1.17, p=0.15) for having LOS>1 day, and OR of 0.72 (95% CI: 0.45-1.13, p=0.15) for having cost>$13,830.
Conclusion: Stenting in adults for aortic coarctation is remarkably safe and the outcomes of the procedure have improved in centers with annual hospital volume of ≥3 procedures, and there is also decreasing trend of procedure-related complications, shorter hospital stay, and lower costs compared to centers with annual volume <3 procedures.
Author Disclosures: P. Bhatt: None. R. Sonani: None. A. Patel: None. B. Thakkar: None. A. Patel: None. C. Savani: None. A. Dave: None. S. Patel: None. N. Patel: None. S. Arora: None. R. Bhimani: None. S. Lahewala: None. S. Panaich: None. S. Jhamnani: None. V. Singh: None. A. Deshmukh: None. N.J. Patel: None. A.O. Badheka: None.
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