Hospital and Emergency Department Factors Associated with Variations in Missed Diagnosis and Costs for Patients Age 65 Years and Older with Acute Myocardial Infarction Who Present to Emergency Departments - American Board of Medical Specialties

This observational study evaluated over 300,000 Medicare records to determine quality and cost predictors related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) diagnosis, including certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Although the study data used had limited clinical information, ABEM certification was associated with better patient outcomes and lower rates of missed AMI diagnosis. Overall, this study is valuable in recognizing predictors of improved quality of care for older patients, and associated costs.

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