An international perspective on acute coronary syndrome care: insights from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events
Center for Outcomes Research
Medical Subject Headings
Acute Disease; Angina, Unstable; Anticoagulants; Hemorrhage; Humans; Multivariate Analysis; Myocardial Infarction; *Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Quality Assurance, Health Care; *Registries; Risk Assessment; Thrombolytic Therapy
Health Services Research
Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) involves a series of diagnostic and therapeutic decisions and can include a variety of invasive and noninvasive interventions. The potential risks and benefits of these interventions, especially in specific patient populations, remain uncertain. The purpose of the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) is to gather data about the management and outcome of ACS in a robust, multinational population and to use these data to improve the care and management of patients with ACS.
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Citation: Am Heart J. 2004 Nov;148(5 Suppl):S40-5. Link to article on publisher's site