Heart attack patients cared for quicker

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

August 24, 2011

Almost all major heart attack patients are being treated within 90 minutes of arrival according to a new study.

Five years ago, less than half of similar patients were treated within the recommended guideline of 90 minutes. The study, published in the August 22 issue of American Heart Association journal, Circulation, discovered that hospitals nationwide improved in this measure without financial incentives or threat of punishment.

Sources: The Boston Globe, Circulation