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Heart attack care is improving in England and Wales

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1468
  1. Yasmina Dadi
  1. BMJ

    More patients than ever before in England and Wales who have had a heart attack are getting prompt thrombolytic treatment. This is one of the main findings in the fourth annual report of the myocardial infarction national audit project.

    Between April 2004 and March 2005 in England 86% of eligible patients received thrombolytic treatment within the target time of 30 minutes of arriving at a hospital. This compares with 81% in 2003-4 and 44% during early 2001.

    The report, which is compiled by the Royal College of Physicians' Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, includes data from all hospitals in …

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