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Variation in hospital length of stay in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty and the need to change the diagnostic-related group system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14516886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Our findings show significant variation in length of hospital stay among patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention; length of stay can be predicted from baseline clinical and angiographic characteristics. Our investigation suggests the need for a multi-tier diagnostic-related group system for patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention.
Authors:
Beth A Bartholomew; Kishore J Harjai; Cindy L Grines; Judy A Boura; Lori L Grines; Gregg W Stone; David A Cox; Bruce R Brodie; William W O'Neill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-30     Completed Date:  2003-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / statistics & numerical data*
Cohort Studies
Diagnosis-Related Groups*
Female
Humans
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data*
Male
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Myocardial Infarction / classification,  diagnosis*,  therapy*
Odds Ratio
Time Factors
United States / epidemiology

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