Recent trends in the care of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: insights from the CRUSADE initiative.

@article{Mehta2006RecentTI,
  title={Recent trends in the care of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: insights from the CRUSADE initiative.},
  author={R. H. Mehta and Matthew T. Roe and Anita Y. Chen and Barbara L. Lytle and Charles V. Pollack and Ralph G. Brindis and Sidney C. Smith and Robert A. Harrington and Dan James Fintel and Elizabeth S Fraulo and Robert M. Califf and W. Brian Gibler and E Magnus Ohman and Eric D. Peterson},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 18},
  pages={2027-34}
}
BACKGROUND The extent to which national health quality improvement initiatives have altered reported treatment gaps among patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) is unknown. We sought to determine recent trends in adherence to guideline-based therapies for NSTE ACS. METHODS We evaluated the treatment of patients with high-risk (positive cardiac markers and/or ischemic ST-segment changes) NSTE ACS enrolled in the Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable… CONTINUE READING

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