Impact of a Simple Inexpensive Quality Assurance Effort on Physician's Choice of Thrombolytic Agents and Door-to-Needle Time: Implication for Costs of Management

@article{Guidry1998ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a Simple Inexpensive Quality Assurance Effort on Physician's Choice of Thrombolytic Agents and Door-to-Needle Time: Implication for Costs of Management},
  author={Ursula A. Guidry and Sumita D. Paul and Jose Vega and Cathie Harris and Rahul Chaturvedi and Patrick T O'gara and Kim Allan Eagle},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={151-157}
}
The objective of this study were to assess the impact of a quality assurance effort on the door-to-needle time and the choice of thrombolytic agent for the management of acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department. The study design involved a prospective collection of data on a series of consecutive patients who received a thrombolytic agent for a presumed acute myocardial infarction. The study was carried out in the emergency department of a major university urban tertiary care… CONTINUE READING

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