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Implications of the failure to identify high-risk electrocardiogram findings for the quality of care of patients with acute myocardial infarction: results of the Emergency Department Quality in Myocardial Infarction (EDQMI) study.

Masoudi FA; Magid DJ; Vinson DR; Tricomi AJ; Lyons EE; Crounse L; Ho PM; Peterson PN; Rumsfeld JS; Emergency Department Quality in Myocardial Infarction Study Investigators.

The investigators studied medical records of heart attack victims and found that 12% did not have their tests interpreted correctly in the emergency room and did not receive appropriate care for acute myocardial infarction.