Trends in hospital discharges, management and in-hospital mortality from acute myocardial infarction in Switzerland between 1998 and 2008.

TitreTrends in hospital discharges, management and in-hospital mortality from acute myocardial infarction in Switzerland between 1998 and 2008.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsInsam, C, Paccaud, F, Marques-Vidal, P
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume13
Pagination270
Date Published2013
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-13-270
ISSN1471-2458
Mots-clésAged, Aged, 80 and over, Databases, Factual, Female, Hospital Mortality, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Patient Discharge, Switzerland, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Since the late nineties, no study has assessed the trends in management and in-hospital outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Switzerland. Our objective was to fill this gap.

METHODS: Swiss hospital discharge database for years 1998 to 2008. AMI was defined as a primary discharge diagnosis code I21 according to the ICD10 classification. Invasive treatments and overall in-hospital mortality were assessed.

RESULTS: Overall, 102,729 hospital discharges with a diagnosis of AMI were analyzed. The percentage of hospitalizations with a stay in an Intensive Care Unit decreased from 38.0% in 1998 to 36.2% in 2008 (p for trend 

CONCLUSION: In Switzerland, a steep rise in hospital discharges and in revascularization procedures for AMI occurred between 1998 and 2008. The increase in revascularization procedures could explain the decrease in in-hospital mortality rates.

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Publication types: Journal Article

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23530470?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalBMC Public Health
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3408
PubMed ID23530470
PubMed Central IDPMC3626665

                         

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