Survival after Acute Myocardial Infarction (SAMI)

Hospital Strategies for Improving Hospital Outcomes for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction


Organizational culture distinguishes top-performing hospitals in patient outcomes from heart attack.” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2011.


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