Regional differences in quality of care and outcomes for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes: an analysis from the get with the guidelines coronary artery disease program.

@article{Laskey2010RegionalDI,
  title={Regional differences in quality of care and outcomes for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes: an analysis from the get with the guidelines coronary artery disease program.},
  author={Warren K. Laskey and Nathan E Spence and Xin Zhao and Rebecca Mayo and Robert Taylor and Christopher Paul Cannon and Adrian F. Hernandez and Eric D. Peterson and Gregg C Fonarow},
  journal={Critical pathways in cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
BACKGROUND Geographic differences in the delivery of guideline-driven care following acute myocardial infarction have been described. The effect of hospital participation in a national performance improvement program on regional variation in quality of care and in-hospital outcomes for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is unknown. METHODS We evaluated the variation in conformity to the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease Program quality measures across 4… CONTINUE READING
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