This large registry analysis compared to patients with a same day discharge, versus those that stayed overnight following a PCI; there were no differences in death/re-hospitalization at 2 days or 30 days. There does not appear to be an outcomes advantage to overnight stays after elective PCIs (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.