Comparative Effectiveness of Autologous Platelet Gel in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: A Formal Decision Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Abell, Troy Cooper, Jacob
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.contributor.other Lisa Baker en_US
dc.contributor.other Michael Carmichael en_US 2012
dc.description.abstract Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. Despite the frequency of this operation, however, it is estimated that surgical site infections (SSIs) occur with a cumulative incidence between 0.5%-7% among CABG patients. In a time of increasing pressure for health care to improve in quality, hospitals must prevent such infections or risk being required to pay for the expenses incurred to treat those infections that arise. Autologous Platelet Gel (APG) has presented itself as an effective method by which to prevent SSIs through the escalation of the immunological response and the growth of new tissue. This decision analysis aims to answer the clinical question: Should Autologous Platelet Gel be used in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting procedures along with the current standard of care (SOC)? A decision analytic model was used to determine the total expected mortality that is produced from the use of the standard of care (SOC) alone and the SOC along with APG, giving respect to (a) severity of the SSI; (b) development of deep SSI from a superficial SSI; (c) surgical revision of the SSI; and (d) the cause of mortality. en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Autologous platelet gel. en_US
dc.subject Platelet gel. en_US
dc.subject Platelet rich plasma. en_US
dc.subject Formal decision analysis. en_US
dc.subject Decision analytics. en_US
dc.subject Decision theory. en_US
dc.subject Comparative effectiveness. en_US
dc.subject Coronary artery bypass grafting. en_US
dc.subject Decision analysis. en_US
dc.subject Cardiovascular surgery. en_US
dc.subject Surgical site infections. en_US
dc.subject Nosocomial infections. en_US
dc.subject Expected mortality. en_US
dc.title Comparative Effectiveness of Autologous Platelet Gel in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: A Formal Decision Analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 12/15/14.
dc.contributor.department Economics en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US

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