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The Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking (CART) Program

The Clinical Assessment Reporting and Tracking (CART) Program

The CART Program monitors and enhances the quality and safety of specialty care for Veterans through clinical analytics and information technology. To facilitate this, the Program collects information about procedural and non-procedural care to develop quality improvement tools, produce safety programs that facilitate national peer review and provide near-real time reporting of process metrics and clinical outcomes to improve overall care for our Veterans.

The following analytic tools have been developed by the CART Program:

Estimates the risk of periprocedural bleeding during a percutaneous coronary intervention based on access site for the procedure.

Summarizes the anatomic complexity of coronary artery disease and the associated risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.

Estimates the risk of mortality within 30 days of a percutaneous coronary intervention.

These tools are for assistive purposes only, and the CART Program nor the VA assumes any liability when any of these tools are used. The models can be completed individually, generating results for the individual model, or together displaying a result of all model results for an individual patient.