Benchmarking ambulance call-to-needle times for thrombolysis after myocardial infarction in Australia: a pilot study

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Kelly, Anne-Maree, Kerr, Debra, Patrick, Ian and Walker, Tony (2002) Benchmarking ambulance call-to-needle times for thrombolysis after myocardial infarction in Australia: a pilot study. Internal medical journal, 32. pp. 138-142. ISSN 1445-5994

Abstract

Thrombolysis for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is of greatest benefit when treatment is commenced as soon as possible after symptom onset. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) recently set a benchmark recommending that eligible patients with AMI receive thrombolytic therapy less than 90 min after calling for medical assistance. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of an urban emergency service to this benchmark. A secondary objective was to determine whether patients treated outside this time were at a greater risk of mortality.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21898
DOI https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1444-0903.2001.00197.x
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1444-...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Current > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Keywords cadiovascular disease, emergency treatment, ambulance, Western Hospital, Melbourne
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