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Chen SI, Wang Y, Dreyer R
Insurance and prehospital delay in patients </=55 years with acute myocardial infarction.
The authors assessed whether gender differences in health insurance help explain gender differences in delay in seeking care for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the US and in Spain. They concluded that in the US, women were more likely than men to delay, although it was not explained by differences in insurance status. Further, the lack of gender differences in prehospital delays in Spain suggests that these differences may vary by health care system and culture.
Citation: Chen SI, Wang Y, Dreyer R . Insurance and prehospital delay in patients </=55 years with acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2015 Dec 15;116(12):1827-32. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.09.018.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Health Insurance, Heart Disease and Health, Sex Factors