Care and outcomes of elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction by physician specialty: the effects of comorbidity and functional limitations.

@article{Chen2000CareAO,
  title={Care and outcomes of elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction by physician specialty: the effects of comorbidity and functional limitations.},
  author={Joyce H Chen and Martha J. Radford and Yongfei Wang and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={108 6},
  pages={460-9}
}
PURPOSE Whether patients with acute myocardial infarction who are treated by cardiologists have better outcomes than patients treated by generalist physicians is controversial. Because some of the survival benefit associated with cardiology care may be due to baseline differences in patient characteristics, we evaluated how differences in case-mix of comorbid illness and functional limitations may explain the association between specialty care and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined… CONTINUE READING