Study: Transferring heart attack patients may not improve outcomes

12/10/2013 | Healio (free registration)

Transferring heart attack patients from a nonprocedure hospital to one that provided catheterization did not lead to improvements in revascularization rates, length of stay or mortality, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation said the study suggests higher transfer rates may not improve clinical outcomes.

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