Sex and Racial Differences in the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction, 1994 Through 2002
Rathore, Saif S.
Wenger, Nanette K.
Frederick, Paul D.
Abramson, Jerome L.
Barron, Hal V.
Krumholz, Harlan M.
New England Journal of Medicine 2005 August 18; 353(7): 671- 682
BACKGROUND: Although increased attention has been paid to sex and racial differences in the management of myocardial infarction, it is unknown whether these differences have narrowed over time. METHODS: With the use of data from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction, we examined sex and racial differences in the treatment of patients who were deemed to be "ideal candidates" for particular treatments and in deaths among 598,911 patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction between 1994 and 2002. RESULTS: In the unadjusted analysis, sex and racial differences were observed for rates of reperfusion therapy (for white men, white women, black men, and black women: 86.5, 83.3, 80.4, and 77.8 percent, respectively; P
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