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ProvenCare by the Numbers

Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Program went live: February 2006
Number of procedures in first year: 181
Percentage of patients eligible to participate: 34% (under Geisinger Health Plan)

Proven Care by the Numbers
(18 months)
Proven Care
Proven Care
% Improvement/
Average total length of stay6.25.7-
30-day readmission rate6.9%3.8%44%
Patients w/ any complication38%30%21%
Patients w/less than 1 complication7.6%5.5%28%
Incidence of atrial fibrillation23%19%17%
Neurological complication1.5%0.6%60%
Any pulmonary complication7%4%43%
Blood products used23%18%22%
Re-operation for bleeding3.8%1.7%55%
Deep sternal wound infection0.8%0.6%25%