Document Detail

Significant decline in case fatality after acute myocardial infarction in Denmark--a population-based study from 1994 to 2001.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12470396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated trends in in-hospital case fatality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Denmark and analysed changes in the hospitalization rate for AMI. DESIGN: National population-based registries were used to identify patients (> or =30 years) who were admitted for their first AMI from 1994 to 2001. RESULTS: The annual relative decline in case-fatality rate was constant at 10.5% (95% confidence interval (CI) 9.5-11.5%). The decline was similar for both genders at all ages. The hospitalization rate decreased from 1994 to 1999 at an annual average of 4.3% (95% CI 3.4-5.1%). In 2000 and 2001 the average annual increase was 7-8%. CONCLUSION: The case-fatality rate after AMI declined significantly in Denmark, similar to other Western countries, but the level is still higher than that of the USA. The increasing hospitalization rate coincided with changes in risk factors in the general population. However, the influence of introducing troponins in the diagnosis of AMI and diagnosis-related grouping may in particular account for the increased hospitalization rate.
Steen Z Abildstrom; Søren Rasmussen; Mette Madsen
Related Documents :
23920806 - Efficiency and safety of new radiofrequency identification system in a hospital.
6473516 - Predictive validity of rappaport's disability rating scale in subjects with acute brain...
3599326 - Factors influencing discrepancies between premortem and postmortem diagnoses.
1536336 - Variations in asthma hospitalizations and deaths in new york city.
637146 - Ect in metropolitan new york hospitals: a survey of practice, 1975-1976.
24660516 - The new neck of femur fracture target: experience in a district general hospital.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1401-7431     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. Cardiovasc. J.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-09     Completed Date:  2003-03-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708377     Medline TA:  Scand Cardiovasc J     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. sza@niph@dk
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Denmark / epidemiology
Evidence-Based Medicine
Follow-Up Studies
Hospital Mortality / trends
Length of Stay / trends
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / mortality*
Patient Admission / trends
Sex Factors
Time Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Improvement of risk-stratification by use of a new combination of Holter variables in survivors of m...
Next Document:  Influence of left ventricular geometry on regional systolic and diastolic function in patients with ...