Superior care for MI and heart failure reduces mortality rates

07/26/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Duke University researchers said hospitals that adhered to performance measures for both acute myocardial infarction and heart failure care had lower patient mortality rates compared with centers that had the best care for just one of the conditions. The report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology analyzed data from the Get With the Guidelines program and found hospitals that were superior in both areas tended to be teaching facilities and were more likely to treat younger, male and white patients.

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