Health care insurance, financial concerns in accessing care, and delays to hospital presentation in acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Smolderen2010HealthCI,
  title={Health care insurance, financial concerns in accessing care, and delays to hospital presentation in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Kim G Smolderen and John A Spertus and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu and Harlan M. Krumholz and Fengming Tang and Joseph S Ross and Henry H. Ting and Karen P Alexander and Saif S. Rathore and Paul Chan},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={303 14},
  pages={1392-400}
}
CONTEXT Little is known about how health insurance status affects decisions to seek care during emergency medical conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). OBJECTIVE To examine the association between lack of health insurance and financial concerns about accessing care among those with health insurance, and the time from symptom onset to hospital presentation (prehospital delays) during AMI. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Multicenter, prospective study using a registry of 3721… CONTINUE READING

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