An evaluation of the results of media and educational campaigns designed to shorten the time taken by patients with acute myocardial infarction to decide to go to hospital.

@article{Blohm1996AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the results of media and educational campaigns designed to shorten the time taken by patients with acute myocardial infarction to decide to go to hospital.},
  author={M B Blohm and Marianne Hartford and Bj{\"o}rn Wilgot Karlson and Russell V. Luepker and Johan Herlitz},
  journal={Heart},
  year={1996},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={430-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the benefits and pitfalls of educational campaigns designed to reduce the delay between the onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and its treatment. METHODS All seven educational campaigns reported between 1982 and 1994 were evaluated. RESULTS The impact on delay time ranged from a reduction of patient decision time by 35% to no reduction. One study reported a sustained reduction that resulted in the delay time being halved during the three years after the… CONTINUE READING