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Titolo:
Relation of race and sex to the use of reperfusion therapy in medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction.
Autore:
Canto, JG; Allison, JJ; Kiefe, CI; Fincher, C; Farmer, R; Sekar, P; Person, S; Weissman, NW;
Indirizzi:
Univ Alabama, Ctr Outcomes & Effect Res & Educ, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA Univ Alabama Birmingham AL USA 35294 Res & Educ, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA
Titolo Testata:
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
fascicolo: 15, volume: 342, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1094 - 1100
SICI:
0028-4793(20000413)342:15<1094:RORAST>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY; NATIONAL REGISTRY; UNITED-STATES; IMMEDIATE ANGIOPLASTY; GENDER DIFFERENCES; MANAGEMENT; WOMEN; PERSPECTIVE; GUIDELINES; MORTALITY;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Canto, JG Univ Alabama, Ctr Outcomes & Effect Res & Educ, 363 BDB,1808 7thAve S, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA Univ Alabama 363 BDB,1808 7th Ave S Birmingham AL USA 35294 USA
Citazione:
J.G. Canto et al., "Relation of race and sex to the use of reperfusion therapy in medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction.", N ENG J MED, 342(15), 2000, pp. 1094-1100

Abstract

Background: There are few reports describing the combined influence of therace and sex of a patient on the use of reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction. Methods: To determine the relation of race and sex to the receipt of reperfusion therapy for myocardial infarction in the United States, we reviewed the medical records of 234,769 Medicare patients with myocardial infarction. From these records we identified 26,575 white or black patients who met strict eligibility criteria for reperfusion therapy. We then performed bivariate and multivariate analyses of prevalence ratios to determine predictorsof the use of reperfusion therapy in four subgroups of patients categorized according to race and sex: white men, white women, black men, and black women. Results: Among eligible patients, white men received reperfusion therapy with the highest frequency (59 percent), followed by white women (56 percent), black men (50 percent), and black women (44 percent). After adjustment for differences in demographic and clinical characteristics, white women were as likely as white men to receive reperfusion therapy (prevalence ratio, 1.00; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.98 to 1.03). Likewise, black women were as likely as black men to receive reperfusion therapy (prevalence ratio, 1.00; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.89 to 1.13). However, black women were significantly less likely to receive reperfusion therapy than white men (prevalence ratio, 0.90; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.82 to 0.98),as were black men (prevalence ratio, 0.85; 95 percent confidence interval,0.78 to 0.93). Conclusions: After adjustment for differences in clinical and demographic characteristics and clinical presentation, differences according to sex in the use of reperfusion therapy are minimal. However, blacks, regardless of sex, are significantly less likely than whites to receive this potentially lifesaving therapy. (N Engl J Med 2000;342:1094-100. ) (C) 2000, Massachusetts Medical Society.

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