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To the editor: We read with interest the study by Norhammar et al1 describing the treatment and myocardial infarction survival rates according to the presence of diabetes. In their study, 1-year mortality rates decreased between 1995 and 2002 from 16.6% to 12.1% in patients without diabetes and from 29.7% to 19.7%, respectively, in those with diabetes. Despite improved pre-admission and in-hospital treatment, diabetic patients were less often offered acute …
Competing interests: None declared.