Agism and provision of thrombolysis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.60c (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:60
  1. Diane Ketley,
  2. Kent L Woods
  1. Principal pharmacist Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Leicester LE1 5WW
  2. Reader in therapeutics Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE2 7LX

    EDITOR,—Philip C Hannaford and colleagues reported that age (but not sex) is an important determinant in the provision of thrombolysis, with a significant trend against thrombolysis with advancing age.

    As part of the European secondary prevention study funded by the Commission of the European Communities we examined the clinical management of a random sample of all patients admitted to hospitals in the Trent region with acute myocardial …

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