Use of Emergency Medical Services in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Subsequent Quality of Care


Background—National practice guidelines strongly recommend activation of the 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) by patients with symptoms consistent with an acute myocardial infarction (MI). We examined use of the EMS in the United States and ascertained the factors that may influence its use by patients with acute MI. Methods and Results—From June 1994… (More)


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