Cardiologist service volume, percutaneous coronary intervention and hospital level in relation to medical costs and mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a nationwide study.

@article{Liu2014CardiologistSV,
  title={Cardiologist service volume, percutaneous coronary intervention and hospital level in relation to medical costs and mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a nationwide study.},
  author={C. Liu and Yn Lin and C.-L. Lin and Y.-J. Chang and Y. Hsu and W. Tsai and C. Kao},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2014},
  volume={107 7},
  pages={
          557-64
        }
}
  • C. Liu, Yn Lin, +4 authors C. Kao
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
BACKGROUND We explore whether cardiologist service volume, hospital level and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are associated with medical costs and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality. METHODS From the 1997-2010 Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database of the National Health Research Institute, we identified AMI patients and performed multiple regression analyses to explore the relationships among the different hospital levels and treatment factors. RESULTS We… Expand
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