Driving times and distances to hospitals with percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States: implications for prehospital triage of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

@article{Nallamothu2006DrivingTA,
  title={Driving times and distances to hospitals with percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States: implications for prehospital triage of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction.},
  author={Brahmajee K. Nallamothu and Eric R. Bates and Yongfei Wang and Elizabeth H. Bradley and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 9},
  pages={1189-95}
}
BACKGROUND The success of prehospital triage protocols for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) will depend, in part, on how patients are geographically distributed around hospitals that perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Accordingly, we determined the proportion of the adult population in the United States with timely access to PCI hospitals using driving times and distances. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a cross-sectional study using hospital-level data… CONTINUE READING

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