Follow Your Heart: Survival Chances and Costs after Heart Attacks-An Instrumental Variable Approach.

@article{Sanwald2017FollowYH,
  title={Follow Your Heart: Survival Chances and Costs after Heart Attacks-An Instrumental Variable Approach.},
  author={Alice Sanwald and Thomas Schober},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          16-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of heart attack patients' access to intensive treatment on mortality and costs. DATA SOURCES Administrative data of 4,920 patients with acute myocardial infarction from the Austrian Social Security Database and the Upper Austrian Sickness Fund for the period 2002-2011. STUDY DESIGN As treatment intensity in a hospital largely depends on whether it has a catheterization laboratory, we explore the effects of patients' initial admission to such specialized… CONTINUE READING
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