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Explaining trends in coronary heart disease hospitalisations in New Zealand: trend for admissions and incidence can be in opposite directions
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    Explaining coronary heart disease trends in New Zealand
    • Tom G Briffa, Researcher
    • Other Contributors:
      • Lee Nedkoff, Joseph Hung, Michael Hobbs

    As suggested in your editorial comment (1), the divergent trends in incident (falling) and recurrent (rising) myocardial infarction (MI) in New Zealand described by Chan and colleagues are puzzling.(2) We believe that this finding could well be an artifact resulting from the way in which they have defined incident MI. In their paper, incident admissions for MI are described as those having no admission for ANY form o...

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