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Valley TS, Sjoding MW, Goldberger ZD
ICU use and quality of care for patients with myocardial infarction and heart failure.
This study evaluated the relationship between a hospital's ICU or coronary care unit (CCU) admission rate and quality of care provided to patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart failure (HF). It found that hospitals with the highest rates of ICU admission for patients with either of these conditions delivered lower quality of care and had higher 30-day mortality.
Citation: Valley TS, Sjoding MW, Goldberger ZD . ICU use and quality of care for patients with myocardial infarction and heart failure. Chest 2016 Sep;150(3):524-32. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.05.034.
Keywords: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Heart Disease and Health, Quality of Care, Elderly