In this analysis of 2 primary PCI centers, the rate of false+ activation of the STEMI team was 36%. This over activation of STEMI teams are likely a result of public reporting of time to PCI. Reducing time to appropriate PCI, and avoiding unnecessary activations, is a difficult balancing act (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.