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OBJECTIVES To determine whether socioeconomic status (SES) influences clinical outcomes and quality of life after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Two interventional cardiac centres. PARTICIPANTS 1346 consecutive patients undergoing PCI over a 12-month period. OUTCOMES Self reported(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess variations in decisions to revascularise patients with coronary heart disease between general cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons DESIGN Six cases of coronary heart disease were presented at an open meeting in a standard format including clinical details which might influence the decision to revascularise.(More)
AIM To assess the effect of changing clinical practice on the costs and outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 1998 and 2002. SETTING Two tertiary interventional centres. PATIENTS Consecutive patients undergoing PCI over a 12-month period between 1998 and 2002. DESIGN Comparative observational study of costs and 12-month clinical(More)
This prospective observational study aimed to assess the impact of employment status and deprivation on quality of life 12 months after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients completed a questionnaire at baseline and at 1 year follow-up including a health utility score (EQ-5D), symptoms and employment status. Deprivation was assessed using the(More)
This study compares 12 month clinical outcomes and procedural costs at two interventional centres with significant differences in crude mortality and revascularization outcomes between 1997 and 1998. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) registry data on 1046 consecutive patients treated contemporaneously at two university centres were linked to hospital(More)
Objective: To assess variations in decisions to revascularise patients with coronary heart disease between general cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons Design: Six cases of coronary heart disease were presented at an open meeting in a standard format including clinical details which might influence the decision to revascularise.(More)
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