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Prognosis for South Asian and white patients with heart failure in the United Kingdom

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1405-a (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1405

Counterintuitive findings on heart failure in South Asians may be artefactual

  1. Raj Bhopal (Raj.Bhopal@ed.ac.uk), professor,
  2. Colin Fischbacher, clinical research fellow
  1. Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  2. Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

    EDITOR—Blackledge et al recognise some of their findings as counterintuitive—for example, a huge excess of hospital admissions for heart failure in South Asians and yet a better outcome.1 Such results could be artefactual.2

    They use cases from 1998 to 2001 but the population in 1991. Were …

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