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Disparities in Revascularization Rates After Acute Myocardial Infarction Between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal People in Australia

Deborah A Randall, Louisa R Jorm, Sanja Lujic, Aiden J O'Loughlin, Sandra J Eades, Alastair H Leyland



BACKGROUND: This study examined revascularization rates after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients sequentially controlling for admitting hospital and risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hospital data from the state of New South Wales, Australia (July 2000 through December 2008) were linked to mortality data (July 2000 through December 2009). The study sample were all people aged 25 to 84 years admitted to public hospitals with a diagnosis of AMI (n=59 282). Single level and multilevel Cox regression was used to estimate rates of revascularization within 30 days of admission. A third (32.9%) of Aboriginal AMI patients had a revascularization within 30 d..

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