Trends in case-fatality in 117 718 patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction in Scotland.

@article{Capewell2000TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in case-fatality in 117 718 patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction in Scotland.},
  author={Simon Capewell and Blake Livingston and Kate MacIntyre and James W T Chalmers and James H. Boyd and Alan R Finlayson and Allison Redpath and Jill P. Pell and C J Evans and John J V McMurray},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 22},
  pages={1833-40}
}
OBJECTIVES To analyse short- and long-term case-fatality trends following admission to hospital with a first acute myocardial infarction, in men and women between 1986 and 1995, after adjusting for risk factors known to influence survival. DESIGN A Scottish-wide retrospective cohort study. SETTING The Linked Scottish Morbidity Record Database was analysed. This contains accurate data on all hospital admissions since 1981, for the Scottish population of 5.1 million. It is linked to the… CONTINUE READING