Quality improvement measures ameliorate ACS outcomes

While multiple randomised controlled trials have outlined the optimal care for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), evidence-based therapies are not always applied, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.¬† In this Brazilian study, the authors hypothesised that a multifaceted quality improvement (QI) intervention could improve the use of evidence-based therapies and improve ACS outcomes. […]

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High-sensitivity troponin assay improves patient outcomes

In recent years clinical troponin assays have become increasingly sensitive, however whether this translates into improved clinical outcomes for patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has not previously been examined. ¬†Mills et al. investigated whether the introduction a new, high-sensitivity, troponin assay led to an improvement in patient outcomes. […]

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