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Responding to the requirements of the National Service Framework for coronary disease: a core data set for myocardial infarction
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    Re: National Service Framework – core data set
    Dear Editor

    We thank Lawrance et al for their letter that raises several important points about the implementation of the national audit of myocardial infarction.[1] Until the numerator and denominator can be confidently stated there is little point in producing case fatality data either nationally or locally. The data that they quote in their letter strongly support this view. There is an urgent need to address thi...

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    National Service Framework – core data set

    Dear Editor:

    We read with interest the editorial by Birkhead,[1] concerning the implementation of the National Service Framework core data set for myocardial infarction, and would like to comment on several of the points raised.

    Birkhead emphasises a need for confidence in data collection and its subsequent analysis. The EMMACE study identified 2153 consecutive cases of AMI admitted to 20 adjacent hospita...

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