RICHARD S. CRAMPTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the editor: After my editorial note appeared in the September 1973 issue (1), I found I had missed an important report about patients with myocardial infarction whose bed rest and stay in the coronary unit and the hospital were unusually brief (2). Although not prospective, this survey indicated that 18% of patients selected for low risk may go home at 1 week and 62%, at 10 days. The death rate from the time of discharge from hospital to 3 months was 4% for those with 1 week of hospital stay and 3% for those with 10 days. Of the
CRAMPTON RS. Early Hospital Discharge in Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;80:777. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-777_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):777.
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