Heart attack mortality rate higher in the US compared to other high-income countries
ScienceDaily, May 5, 2022
A study published May 4 in The BMJ found substantial differences in care for heart attack patients across six high-income countries despite international agreement on how heart attacks should be treated. “From a U.S. perspective, our heart attack care is good, but the one-year mortality rate is concerning,” said Dr. Peter Cram, professor and chair of internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Center at Galveston, who is one of the authors of the study. “If dying is one of the things we want to prevent, then we have work to do.” Physician’s Weekly and others also reported on the comparative study.