To determine call to needle times and consider how best to provide timely thrombolytic treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Prospective observational study.
City, suburban, and country practices referring patients to a single district general hospital in northeast Scotland.
1046 patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction given thrombolytic treatment Main outcome measures : Time from patients'calls for medical help until receipt of opiate or thrombolytic treatment, measured against a call to needle time of 90 minutes or less, as proposed by the British Heart Foundation.
General practitioners were the first medical contact in 97% (528/544) of calls by country patients and 68% (340/502) of city and suburban patients.
When opiate was given by general practitioners, median call to opiate time was about 30 minutes (95% within 90 minutes) in city, suburbs, and country ; call to opiate delay was about 60 minutes in city and suburban patients calling « 999 » for an ambulance.
One third of country patients received thrombolytic treatment from their general practitioners with a median call to thrombolysis time of 45 minutes (93% within 90 minutes) ; this compares with 150 minutes (5% within 90 minutes) when this treatment was deferred until after hospital admission. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Aigu, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Zone rurale, Zone urbaine, Homme, Fibrinolyse, Fibrinolytique, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Temps attente, Efficacité traitement, Appel téléphonique, Médecin généraliste, Exploration, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Acute, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Rural area, Urban area, Human, Fibrinolysis, Fibrinolytic, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Waiting time, Treatment efficiency, Telephone call, General practitioner, Exploration, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0419210
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 25/01/1999.