Sheng-Chia Chung

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BACKGROUND International research for acute myocardial infarction lacks comparisons of whole health systems. We assessed time trends for care and outcomes in Sweden and the UK. METHODS We used data from national registries on consecutive patients registered between 2004 and 2010 in all hospitals providing care for acute coronary syndrome in Sweden and the(More)
BACKGROUND Health status is a key outcome for comparing treatments, particularly when mortality does not differ significantly. METHODS AND RESULTS Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) randomized 2368 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease to (1) prompt revascularization versus medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the between hospital variation in use of guideline recommended treatments and clinical outcomes for acute myocardial infarction in Sweden and the United Kingdom. DESIGN Population based longitudinal cohort study using nationwide clinical registries. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Nationwide registry data comprising all hospitals providing(More)
OBJECTIVES Electronic health records offer the opportunity to discover new clinical implications for established blood tests, but international comparisons have been lacking. We tested the association of total white cell count (WBC) with all-cause mortality in England and New Zealand. SETTING Primary care practices in England (ClinicAl research using(More)
Background—Health status is a key outcome for comparing treatments, particularly when mortality does not differ significantly. Methods and Results—Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) randomized 2368 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease to (1) prompt revascularization versus medical(More)
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