Pre-hospital delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome: Factors associated with patient decision time and home-to-hospital delay

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BACKGROUND Pre-hospital delays in patients experiencing acute coronary syndromes (ACS) remain unacceptably long. AIMS To examine simultaneously a wide range of clinical, sociodemographic and situational factors associated with total pre-hospital delay and its two components. METHODS Pre-hospital delay data were collected from 228 patients with ACS using… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2008.05.001

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