Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, November 4th, 2008
This study used data reported by the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) program between Jan. 2000 and March 2008. Researchers evaluated the treatment of 148,472 heart attack patients from 449 hospitals, using the composite adherence score based on eight process performance measures --- aspirin on admission and at discharge, beta-blocker use on admission and at discharge, ACE inhibitor use for left...
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