Medical Practice

Home or Hospital Care after Myocardial Infarction: Is This the Right Question?

Br Med J 1974; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5907.559 (Published 23 March 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:559
  1. A. Colling

    Abstract

    This article attempts to lay down guide-lines for the general practitioner faced with a patient with a myocardial infarction in his home. A too rigid distinction between home or hospital care should not be attempted. Rather the general practitioner should look at home and hospital care and decide which is more appropriate in a particular case. In particular, he must distinguish clearly between cases he sees very soon after an attack and those he sees some hours later. Two hours is suggested as a useful dividing time between the two groups of patients.

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