Use of beta-blocker therapy in older patients after acute myocardial infarction in Ontario.

@article{Rochon1999UseOB,
  title={Use of beta-blocker therapy in older patients after acute myocardial infarction in Ontario.},
  author={Paula Rochon and Geoff M. Anderson and Jack Ven Tu and Jocalyn P Clark and Jerry H. Gurwitz and John Paul Szalai and P Lau},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1999},
  volume={161 11},
  pages={1403-8}
}
BACKGROUND Despite its proven efficacy, beta-blocker therapy remains underused in elderly patients after myocardial infarction (MI). The objectives of this study were to identify undertreated groups of seniors and to determine whether older and frailer patients are being selectively dispensed low-dose beta-blocker therapy. METHODS From a comprehensive hospital discharge database, all people aged 66 years or more in Ontario who survived an acute MI between April 1993 and March 1995 were… CONTINUE READING
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