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Monitoring trends in acute coronary syndromes: can we use hospital admission registries?
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    Scottish linked hospital and mortality data

    Dear Editor,

    The editorial by Avendano and Soerjomataram (Heart 2008; 94; 1524- 1525) identifies some of the key difficulties of using routine data to monitor trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence, but fails to mention that researchers and statisticians have been using Scottish linked hospital discharge and deaths data for many years to produce the sort of analyses recommended. We have routinely used...

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