Long-term survival after acute myocardial infarction is lower in more deprived neighborhoods.

@article{Tonne2005LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival after acute myocardial infarction is lower in more deprived neighborhoods.},
  author={Cathryn C. Tonne and Joel Schwartz and Murray A. Mittleman and Steven J. Melly and Helen H. Suh and Robert Goldberg},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 23},
  pages={3063-70}
}
BACKGROUND As part of the Worcester Heart Attack Study, a community-wide study examining changes over time in the incidence and long-term case-fatality rates of greater Worcester, Mass, residents hospitalized with confirmed acute myocardial infarction (AMI), we investigated the hypothesis that census tract-level socioeconomic position is an important predictor of survival after hospital discharge for AMI, after adjusting for demographic and clinical characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS Data… CONTINUE READING

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