02 Sep Review of percutaneous coronary intervention (2015)
The Department of Health engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evidence-based review of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to ensure that the services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) reflect contemporary evidence, improve health outcomes for patients and represent value for money. The project involved consultation with clinical experts, development of a research protocol, a systematic review of the clinical evidence for the safety and effectiveness of PCI, a systematic review of the evidence for the cost-effectiveness of PCI, and an analysis of data from Medicare Australia and the National Admitted Patient Care Database. The project commenced in March 2014 and was completed in August 2015. The technical report will be considered by the Cardiac Services Clinical Committee of the MBS Review Taskforce.