Ranking hospitals according to acute myocardial infarction mortality: should transfers be included?

@article{Kosseim2006RankingHA,
  title={Ranking hospitals according to acute myocardial infarction mortality: should transfers be included?},
  author={Myl{\`e}ne Kosseim and Nancy E. Mayo and Susan C. Scott and James A. Hanley and James T. Brophy and Bruno Gagnon and Louise Pilote},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          664-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this population-based observational cohort study was to estimate the extent to which the inclusion/exclusion of transferred patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) impacts on hospital performance rankings. SUBJECTS The authors studied 91,633 adult patients admitted to 116 acute care hospitals in Quebec, Canada, with a primary diagnosis of AMI between 1992 and 1999. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Hospital performance ranks, based on 30-day AMI mortality rates, were… CONTINUE READING

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