Is There an Age Pattern in the Treatment of AMI? Evidence from Ontario
AbstractIn this article we analyse the rates at which those admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) receive aggressive treatment, assess how those rates have changed over time, and ask whether there is evidence of age discrepancies. Estimates made on the basis of data from an administrative database that includes discharges from all acute care hospitals in Ontario for selected years, from 1995 to 2005, indicate that there are strong and persistent age patterns in the application of medical technology. Results showed that to be true even after controlling for the higher rates of co-morbidities among older patients and variations across hospitals in practice patterns.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 278.
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Date of creation: Oct 2010
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treatment of AMI; age pattern;
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- Michel Grignon & Byron G. Spencer & Li Wang, 2010. "Is There an Age Pattern in the Treatment of AMI? Evidence from Ontario," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 444, McMaster University.
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