Percentage of patients given beta-blockers within 24 hours of hospitalization

66 (Sanborn et al., 2004)

72.2 (Roe et al., 2005) (NSTEMI)

77.8 (Roe et al., 2005) (STEMI)

78 (Granger et al., 2005)

 

Percentage of patients prescribed beta-blockers at discharge

53 (Krumholz et al., 2003)

56.1 (Petersen et al., 2001)

59.1 (Alexander et al., 1998)

67.3 (Petersen et al., 2003)

78.3 (Roe et al., 2005) (NSTEMI)

78.9 (Granger et al., 2005)

83.4 (Roe et al., 2005) (STEMI)

 

Percentage of patients prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors at discharge

51.2 (Roe et al., 2005) (NSTEMI)

51.7 (Alexander et al., 1998)

58 (Roe et al., 2005) (78) (STEMI)

58.5 (Petersen et al., 2001)

67.6 (Petersen et al., 2003)

73.1 (Granger et al., 2005)

Rates of antibiotic prophylaxis within surgical studies

Percentage of procedures in which patients prescribed antibiotics

70 (Vaisbrud et al., 1999)

74 (Heineck et al., 1999)

92 (Gupta et al., 2003)

95 (Bedouch et al., 2004)

97 (van Kasteren et al., 2003)

97.5 (Quenon et al., 2004)

Rates of thromboembolic prophylaxis within surgical studies

Percentage of procedures in which thromboembolic prophylaxis carried out

5 at high risk, 23.0 at medium risk (Ahmad et al., 2002)

22 (Aujesky et al., 2002)

29 (Scott et al., 2003)

31.5 at the highest risk, 81 at high risk, 93 at moderate risk (Tan and Tan, 2004)

46.4 (Ageno et al., 2002)

49.4 (Chopard et al., 2005)

71 (Learhinan and Alderman, 2003)

81 (Freeman et al., 2002)

90 (Campbell et al., 2001)

NOTE: STEMI = acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; NSTEMI = non-STEMI.



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