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A cross-sectional multicentre study of cardiac risk score use in the management of unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Engel J, van der Wulp I, de Bruijne M, Wagner C - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Factors associated with cardiac risk score use determined by generalised linear mixed models.A substantial number of patients did not have a cardiac risk score documented in their chart.Strategies to improve cardiac risk score use should pay special attention to patient groups in which risk scores were less often documented, as these patients may currently be undertreated.

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Affiliation: Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Inclusion and exclusion procedure of chart selection and screening (NSTEMI, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction; UA, unstable angina).
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BMJOPEN2015008523F1: Inclusion and exclusion procedure of chart selection and screening (NSTEMI, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction; UA, unstable angina).

Mentions: A total of 1933 charts of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of UA or NSTEMI were screened. Of these, 145 (7.5%) were excluded from the study as these concerned patients transferred from one hospital to another, leaving 1788 patients for further analysis (figure 1). The majority (62.6%) of these patients had a discharge diagnosis of NSTEMI (table 2). Males accounted for 66.9% of the patients, and more than a third (35.9%) of the patients were aged 75 years or older. Three-quarters (75.3%) of the total population underwent coronary catheterisation. The average length of hospital stay was 5 days (SD=4.97).


A cross-sectional multicentre study of cardiac risk score use in the management of unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Engel J, van der Wulp I, de Bruijne M, Wagner C - BMJ Open (2015)

Inclusion and exclusion procedure of chart selection and screening (NSTEMI, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction; UA, unstable angina).
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BMJOPEN2015008523F1: Inclusion and exclusion procedure of chart selection and screening (NSTEMI, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction; UA, unstable angina).
Mentions: A total of 1933 charts of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of UA or NSTEMI were screened. Of these, 145 (7.5%) were excluded from the study as these concerned patients transferred from one hospital to another, leaving 1788 patients for further analysis (figure 1). The majority (62.6%) of these patients had a discharge diagnosis of NSTEMI (table 2). Males accounted for 66.9% of the patients, and more than a third (35.9%) of the patients were aged 75 years or older. Three-quarters (75.3%) of the total population underwent coronary catheterisation. The average length of hospital stay was 5 days (SD=4.97).

Bottom Line: Factors associated with cardiac risk score use determined by generalised linear mixed models.A substantial number of patients did not have a cardiac risk score documented in their chart.Strategies to improve cardiac risk score use should pay special attention to patient groups in which risk scores were less often documented, as these patients may currently be undertreated.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus