SIDNEY SCHNUR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The mortality rate in acute myocardial infarction has been reported as ranging from 8 per cent1 to 78 per cent.2 Apparently this wide variation in rates in selected groups is not well appreciated. Several investigators have reached conclusions concerning the value of a particular drug or procedure in this disease solely from finding a low mortality rate in a series of patients,3, 4 or by noting a decrease in the mortality rate one year as compared with previous years.5, 6, 7, 8 Because of the increasing number of reports concerned with the effect of specific therapies upon the mortality rate
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SCHNUR S. MORTALITY RATES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. I. THE "NORMAL" YEARLY VARIATION, AND THE EFFECT OF HOSPITAL ADMISSION POLICY(MORTALITY RATES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. I. THE "NORMAL" YEARLY VARIATION, AND THE EFFECT OF HOSPITAL ADMISSION POLICY*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:1014–1017. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5-1014
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(5):1014-1017.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine.
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