Journal article

Socioeconomic gradients in admission to coronary or intensive care units among Australians presenting with non-traumatic chest pain in emergency departments

George Mnatzaganian, Janet E Hiller, Jason Fletcher, Mark Putland, Cameron Knott, George Braitberg, Steve Begg, Melanie Bish

BMC Emergency Medicine | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular morbidity have been previously reported showing direct associations between socioeconomic disadvantage and worse health outcomes. However, disagreement remains regarding the strength of the direct associations. The main objective of this panel design was to inspect socioeconomic gradients in admission to a coronary care unit (CCU) or an intensive care unit (ICU) among adult patients presenting with non-traumatic chest pain in three acute-care public hospitals in Victoria, Australia, during 2009-2013. METHODS: Consecutive adults aged 18 or over presenting with chest pain in three emergency departments (ED) in Victoria, Australia during ..

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