The Transition to Outpatient
Of Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
This infographic shows an example of how US hospitals are lowering the cost of care by transitioning procedures that have traditionally been inpatient admissions into the outpatient setting. Payors (including Medicare, employers, and the general public) are benefiting from much of the savings that have been created. Being on the leading edge of this transition is especially critical for hospitals looking to position themselves as cost efficient health care providers.