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Mortality after acute myocardial infarction is lower in metropolitan regions than in non-metropolitan regions

Dinh Vu, Huy; Heller, Richard F; Lim, Lynette; D'Este, Catherine; O'Connell, Rachel


Study objectives - To compare inhospital mortality for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) between metropolitan and non-metropolitan hospitals after adjustment for patients' severity; to examine the role of the use of effective cardiac medications in the possible mortality difference between these types of hospital. Design - Retrospective cohort study. Setting - 47 Acute public hospitals in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of New South Wales, Australia, taking part in the Acute Cardiac...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
DOI: 10.1136/jech.54.8.590


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