Curt-Lennart Spetz

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AIMS Women, particularly younger women, hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction have been found to have poorer prognosis than men. A large proportion of deaths due to myocardial infarction, however, occur in the pre-hospital phase. We set out to analyse age-specific sex differences in survival after myocardial infarction at different time intervals(More)
BACKGROUND During the last decades substantial temporal changes, as well as population differences, in coronary heart disease mortality have occurred in Sweden. There is little information to what extent these changes and differences also apply to myocardial infarction incidence. The aim of this paper was to describe the methods used to identify cases in a(More)
Using three different registers a cohort study was undertaken to describe the relationship between type of occupation and hospitalization. A total of 958 096 subjects aged 20-64 years were followed-up for one year regarding inpatient care. Several significant associations between type of occupation and incidence of hospitalization for different diagnoses(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess trends in attack rate, mortality and case-fatality of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Sweden. SETTING All 303 324 Swedes discharged from hospitals, or deceased, with a diagnosis of AMI between 1987 and 1995. DESIGN Analysis based on the National AMI Register in Sweden. The National AMI Register was assembled by linking the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The surgical methods for treatment of femoral neck fractures and trochanteric hip fractures vary. We describe the changes in Sweden over the period 1998–2007 and the regional differences in treatment. Patients and methods Data on 144,607 patients were drawn from the National Patient Register. RESULTS The proportion of femoral neck(More)
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