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dc.contributor.authorGrignon, Michelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Byron G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Lien_US
dc.description.abstractIn this article we analyse the rates at which those admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) receive aggressive treatment, assess how those rates have changed over time, and ask whether there is evidence of age discrepancies. Estimates made on the basis of data from an administrative database that includes discharges from all acute care hospitals in Ontario for selected years, from 1995 to 2005, indicate that there are strong and persistent age patterns in the application of medical technology. Results showed that to be true even after controlling for the higher rates of co-morbidities among older patients and variations across hospitals in practice patterns.en_US
dc.publisherResearch Inst. for Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population, McMaster Univ. Hamilton, Ont.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQSEP Research Report, McMaster University 444en_US
dc.subject.keywordtreatment of AMIen_US
dc.subject.keywordage patternen_US
dc.titleIs there an age pattern in the treatment of AMI? Evidence from Ontarioen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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