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Avoiding Overuse: Coronary Stents

The Lown Institute Hospital Index highlights the overuse of coronary stents in U.S. hospitals, revealing that out of about 1 million stents placed, 22% were unnecessary, leading to a possible $2.44 billion waste in Medicare funds from 2019-2021. The rates of overuse varied significantly across hospitals, with some exceeding 50%. The report aims to encourage hospitals to avoid such overuse, emphasizing patient harm and financial waste.

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