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3 for additional notes. 4. Cardiac surgery units per 100 000 population: responses to OECD questionnaire “Core set of indicators for ischaemic heart disease” and ARD country reports. 3. 6 Number of facilities with cardiac catheterisation labs per 100 000 population aged 40 and over PTCA: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Note: Canada, Ontario, Denmark, Sweden (1995); Germany, United States (1996); Greece (1999). For Australia, Finland and Norway: PTCA (1998), catheterisation laboratories (2000).
In 1996 the level was roughly the same as three years earlier. It is not only the fact that this is an exception to the rule that makes this an interesting case. 2. THE HEART OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM national in scope. Through Medicare, persons aged 65 and over have universal health insurance coverage, while a significant number of persons aged less than 65 years do not have health insurance coverage. However, this is only circumstantial evidence, no information on insurance status was collected, so it cannot be stated with certainty that this is the cause of the drop in use of CABG for the younger age group in the US.
Data from both event-based and patient-based hospital inpatient databases were collected, but only the patient-based data are described here. Case fatality rates were measured as inhospital fatality, 90-day case fatality and one-year case fatality rates for AMI patients. An analysis of health outcomes linked to the treatments data extracted from hospital inpatient databases examined in the previous section is an important part of a comparison of how successful various health systems are in dealing with IHD.
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