Letter by Porath et al Regarding Article, “Influence of Inpatient Service Specialty on Care Processes and Outcomes for Patients With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes” Academic Article uri icon


  • To the Editor: We agree with Roe et al1 that it is difficult to retrospectively evaluate the appropriate triage of patients with non–ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. Therefore, we believe it is important to stress the fact that the findings of the present study should not be interpreted to indicate that admission to a cardiology service is causally linked to improved patient outcome. In fact, the article raises the important question of whether it is possible to …

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  • January 1, 2008