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Can Skills matter more than the Innovation?

GRG Health provides healthcare-specific research services to its clients, supporting decision-making and operations.

Some of our clients also engage the research services to gain a better understanding of the current opinion regarding crucial questions that affect interventional choices that healthcare professionals can offer to specific sets of patients.

GRG Health has helped improve clarity on some crucial questions including the positioning of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the management of key diseases, the preferred surgical approach for improving mobility, and recently, comparing conventional approaches to newer ones in managing both the primary indication and incident complications like vessel dissection!

Though the specifications cannot be shared publicly, a summary outline might look like this:

1. With the availability of more sophisticated interventions across pharmacology and surgery (Drug-eluting stents or DES), there has been a significant improvement in outcomes associated with present-day cardiovascular surgery (esp. Percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI, including percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or PTCA).

2. The above-stated is supported by supporting studies that report improved outcomes in terms of optimal post-procedural patency and risk reduction (for complications).

3. Unfortunately, in spite of meaningful reduction, certain adverse outcomes like infarction and death still persist.

4. GRG Health was engaged by a client to conduct in-depth priary research with qualified respondents to gather their views on crucial questions including the reasons for the persistence of these outcomes and solutions to address them.

5. Questions included coverage of Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty (POBA) and drug-coated balloon angioplasty (DCB) etc with careful probes to gather the respondents' inputs around stents (including bare metal), scoring balloons (like AngioSculpt, etc., and innovations like the Non-Slip Element or NSE)

6. GRG Health followed up with not more than three additional questions to record the respondent's take (critical analysis) about what mattered more - (A) Innovative devices or (B) Individual attributes of the surgeon (you know, things like accomplishments, experience, skills, and techniques - for both intervention and prevention).

Unfortunately, GRG Health cannot disclose the exact findings (confidentiality reasons) but the findings might be well aligned with an old saying about how Practice Makes Perfect! :)

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