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Faster delivery of drugs to heart attack patients cuts mortality

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:11
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    The NHS in England and Wales is the best healthcare system in the world for people who have had heart attacks, states the fifth annual report of the myocardial infarction national audit project.

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    The level of care for such patients is unequalled, says the report. It gathered data from all hospitals and ambulance services in England and Wales that cared for patients with suspected heart attack in 2005-6.

    More lives are being saved now, and there has been a decrease in the number of deaths from heart attack, says the …

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