U.S. heart attack patients have higher 30-day readmission rates

01/4/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com · Nurse.com

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients in the U.S. were more likely to be readmitted to a hospital at 30 days than those in other countries, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. However, U.S. patients had the shortest median initial length of hospital stay compared with other patients, researchers said. The findings were based on data on 5,745 STEMI patients from 17 countries.

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