The Effect of Comorbidity on Use of Thrombolysis or Aspirin in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Eligible for Treatment

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Growing evidence indicates that life-sustaining therapies for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are underused among patients eligible for therapy, including the elderly and women. We examined the effect of a patient's comorbidity burden on use of these highly effective therapies in eligible populations of individuals with AMI. Retrospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-006-0001-7

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@article{ScD1997TheEO, title={The Effect of Comorbidity on Use of Thrombolysis or Aspirin in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Eligible for Treatment}, author={Thomas J. McLaughlin ScD and Stephen B. Soumerai ScD and Donald J. Willison ScD and Jerry H. Gurwitz and Xiaoming Gao MS and Catherine Borbas and Fredarick L Gobel}, journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine}, year={1997}, volume={12}, pages={1-6} }