Lipid management in patients with unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (from CRUSADE).
We sought to characterize current patterns of care for lipid testing and management in a sample of patients in the Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes With Early Implementation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines Quality Improvement Initiative and to determine the most important predictors of lipid testing and management at discharge. We evaluated data from >40,000 patients who had been hospitalized in United States hospitals from March 2000 to March 2003 and had a principal discharge diagnosis of unstable angina pectoris or non-ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction as part of the initiative.
Foody, JM; Roe, MT; Chen, AY; Smith, SC; Brindis, RG; Peterson, ED; Gibler, WB; Ohman, EM; CRUSADE Investigators,
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