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Study finds disparity in care after heart attack

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.626e (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:626
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Some people who have had heart attacks die because hospitals around the United States are not using simple, proved treatments such as giving patients aspirin, a new study has found.

    A research team led by Dr Gerald T O'Conner of the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, found that substantial geographic variations exist in the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction, and these gaps between knowledge and practice are increasing …

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