Richard W. Watts, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Yoon H. Pyo, M.D.
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Although the few existing mobile coronary care units have proved effective, the establishment of a new unit is expensive, costing about $250,000 for the first year. In order to evaluate the usefulness of such a unit an evaluation of present patterns for care of the acute myocardial infarct patients arriving at a west side Cleveland hospital was made. Simultaneously, a study of patients dead on arrival at the hospital was made to determine possible out-of-hospital resuscitation opportunities. The greatest delay in the care of the acute myocardial infarct patient was his own unwillingness to call for help. The majority sought
Richard W. Watts, Yoon H. Pyo. A Mobile Coronary Care Unit: An Evaluation for its Need.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:779. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-779_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):779.
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