Socioeconomic status is an important determinant of the use of invasive procedures after acute myocardial infarction in New York State.

@article{Philbin2000SocioeconomicSI,
  title={Socioeconomic status is an important determinant of the use of invasive procedures after acute myocardial infarction in New York State.},
  author={Edward F. Philbin and Peter A. McCullough and Thomas G. Disalvo and George William Dec and Paul L. Jenkins and William D. Weaver},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 19 Suppl 3},
  pages={III107-15}
}
BACKGROUND Patient and hospital characteristics influence the use of invasive cardiac procedures. Whether socioeconomic status (SES) has an influence that is independent of these other determinants is unclear. The purpose of the present study was to examine the influence of household income as a measure of SES on the use of invasive cardiac procedures among a large group of patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed administrative discharge data from 231… CONTINUE READING

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