Different treatments for acute myocardial infarction patients via outpatient clinics and emergency department


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Abstract

To investigate relevant factors and patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were admitted during between weekdays and weekends period.Retrospective population-based study setting: from the 2005 population-based national health insurance underwriting database of millions of people, random sampling (National Health Insurance Research Database [NHIRD]-Longitudinal Health Insurance Database [LHID] 2005).In 2000 to 2009 data of NHIRD, subjects presented with first episode AMI who had received the thrombolytic therapy (TPA), or percutaneous coronary artery intervention (PTCA) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) during between weekdays and weekends period.From 2000 to 2009 among patients with first AMI total of 2007 people, the weekday group 1453 people, the weekend group 554. The total mortality within 1 year showed 33.53%, the first-day mortality occupied 8.07% in 1 year of total mortality, increased mortality after admission 3 months later. Cox regression analysis showed that AMI has presented significant risk of death, there are 4 items: weekends, age, Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), thrombolytic therapy; in the other variables including emergency, hospital level, hospital ownership, and urban-rural gap are not significant differences. Further using hierarchical logistic regression analysis for Stratification of AMI mortality risk, it has significant that showed the hospital level, age, CCI, thrombolytic therapy; but emergency, PTCA and 3 CABG treatment are not significant differences.It was approved by the hierarchical logistic regression analysis after stratified correction that the present study will have a direct impact on weekdays and weekends death in the hospital level. It will also affect the individual level.

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