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Patient delay before treatment of myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4692680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty patients in hospital with a definite recent myocardial infarction were interviewed, particular attention being paid to the delay before medical attention was sought. No evidence was found to associate delay with age, sex, or social class. The delay was longer outside normal working hours, and in some patients this seemed to be due to inhibition from disturbing their general practitioner. It is suggested that doctors should ensure that patients at high risk of sustaining a myocardial infarction should not be inhibited from seeking attention quickly if the need arises.
I C Gilchrist
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1973 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1973-05-18     Completed Date:  1973-05-18     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  535-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Family Practice
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
Physician-Patient Relations
Sex Factors
Social Class
Time Factors

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