Study emphasizes need for substantial improvement in heart attack outcomes across six high-income nations
Pharmacy Times, June 1, 2022
Efforts to decrease hospital readmissions may have been misguided because the United States already does better than other high-income nations in this area, according to researchers including Dr. Peter Cram of the University of Texas Medical Branch. The highest risk of death within one year of hospitalization was seen in the United States for the most serious type of heart attack, despite high scores in the use of effective interventions encouraged by evidence-based guidelines, such as revascularization. The United States also leads in low hospital readmission rates for patients treated for heart attacks.