CathPCI Registry

Appropriate Use Criteria

The CathPCI Registry® Outcomes Report contains updated metrics that can be used to identify and categorize patients undergoing a PCI into one of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) categories.

With this feature, NCDR hospitals will be better informed and able to track their use of PCI. Additionally, they’ll be able to identify opportunities to improve the selection of patients who receive PCI by using the “institutional rates of procedural appropriateness” data included in the report.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is committed to examining medical decision-making, creating the foundation for best practices in decision-making and supporting safer, more cost-effective cardiac care through AUC for Coronary Revascularization. The ACC believes that the implementation of AUC can improve the efficient use of PCI in the United States. 

 More Information about AUC:

  • Click here to read the JACC article, "2012 Appropriate Use for Coronary Revascularization Focused Update" 
  • Click here to view the data elements used for determining appropriate use
  • Click here to view the Companion Guide and read the answers to frequently asked questions on how to interpret your report
  • Click here to read the JACC article, “2009 Appropriateness Criteria for Coronary Revascularization”

For more information from the ACC on Appropriate Use Criteria visit

For questions about AUC and the CathPCI Registry, please call (800) 257-4737 or e-mail