PCI within 90 minutes of arrival

What It Means
The percentage of patients who have an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of hospital arrival time.

Why It Is Important
Clinical evidence shows that generally AMI patients who receive PCI have a significant reduction in death rate and in complications from the AMI. The earlier the PCI is performed, the more effective it is in improving outcomes.

Numerator Definition
AMI patients whose time from hospital arrival to PCI is 90 minutes or less.

Denominator Definition
AMI patients with specific clinical findings from an ECG who received PCI.

Denominator Excluded Populations

  • Patients less than 18 years of age
  • Patients received in transfer from another acute care hospital, including another emergency department
  • Patients administered thrombolytic agents

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