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Silber JH, Arriaga AF, Niknam BA
Failure-to-rescue after acute myocardial infarction.
The purpose of this study is to develop a failure-to-rescue (FTR) metric modified to analyze acute myocardial infarction (AMI) outcomes. The subjects were older Medicare beneficiaries who were admitted to short-term acute-care hospitals for AMI between 2009 and 2011. Measures included thirty-day mortality and FTR rates, as well as in-hospital complication rates. The study concludes that a modified FTR metric can be created that may aid in studying the quality of care of AMI admissions and has the advantageous properties of surgical FTR.
Citation: Silber JH, Arriaga AF, Niknam BA . Failure-to-rescue after acute myocardial infarction. Med Care 2018 May;56(5):416-23. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000904..
Keywords: Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Conditions, Quality of Care, Mortality, Heart Disease and Health