Availability of interventional-radiological revascularization procedures in Germany - An analysis of the DeGIR Registry Data 2018/19

Andreas H. Mahnken, Jonathan Nadjiri, Balthasar Schachtner, Arno Bücker, Lothar J. Heuser, Dominik Morhard, Peter Landwehr, Ralf Thorsten Hoffmann, Ansgar Berlis, Marcus Katoh, Peter Reimer, Michael Ingrisch, Philipp Paprottka

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Abstract

Purpose Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common condition with high socio-economic relevance. Therefore, qualified nationwide provision of interventional treatments of PADis important for maintaining a high quality medical service in Germany. Materials and Methods All data on revascularization procedures from the quality management system of the German interventional radiological society (DeGIR) for the years 2018 and 2019 were retrospectively analysed. Number and distribution of DeGIR certified endovascular specialists and treatment centres was mapped. Documented procedures were broken down to the level of administrative districts. Absolute number of revascularization procedures and normalized number per one million inhabitants were computed. Results In 2019 there were 57732 revascularization procedures from 228 participating centres performed by DeGIR certified interventional radiologists. A median of 62 recanalization procedures were documented per centre. 36 centres were considered to be high volume centres, with more than 500 procedures each. On a regional level in the years 2018 and 2019 combined a median (range) of 2324 (323-12518) revascularization procedures per administrative district were performed by DeGIR certified interventional radiologist. Conclusion There is a comprehensive nationwide high quality interventional-radiology service for the provision of revascularization procedures available in Germany. Key points: In Germany there is a nationwide comprehensive infratsructure for the interventional-radiological treatment of PAD The volume of interventional-radiological treatments for PAD is growing There is a sufficient number of training and treatment centres for the delivery of interventional radiology procedures Citation Format Mahnken AH, Nadjiri J, Schachtner B etal. Availability of interventional-radiological revascularization procedures in Germany - an analysis of the DeGIR Registry Data 2018/19. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2022; 194: 160-168.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-168
Number of pages9
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Rontgenstrahlen und der Bildgebenden Verfahren
Volume194
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DeGIR registry data
  • interventional radiology
  • module A
  • nationwide availability
  • peripheral artery disease
  • revascularization

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