Factors associated with delay to hospital arrival after the onset of symptoms suggestive of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were examined in the late 1960s and 1970s, but recent data concerning these characteristics are limited.
The purpose of the present study was to examine overall and temporal distributions of the extent of patients'delay from the time of onset of AMI symptoms to hospital amival and factors associated with delay in seeking medical care from a multihospital, population-based perspective.
Review of medical records was undertaken of patients hospitalized with a discharge diagnosis of AMI in 16 teaching and community hospitals in Worcester, Mass. in 1986,1988, and 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Homme, Qualité, Soin, Délai hospitalisation, Etude statistique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Human, Quality, Care, Hospitalization delay, Statistical study, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0580809
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 09/06/1995.