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
Watts RW, Pyo YH. A Mobile Coronary Care Unit: An Evaluation for its Need.. Ann Intern Med. ;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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