Time delay critical in ACS care

The SNAPSHOT ACS study of 286 sites in Australia and New Zealand, in 4400 patients with suspected ACS, revealed that the odds of having an angiogram were 67% lower in large regional town hospitals compared with principal referral hospitals.

The odds of being discharged on four to five guideline medications was around 50% lower in a small hospital or medium regional hospital compared with a principal referral hospital.

Discharge on four to five guideline medications also varied by state,

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