Table 6.4

Immediate priorities of the National Service Framework to be achieved by April 2002 in district general hospitals

  • Development of rapid access chest pain clinics providing assessment of recent onset angina within 2 weeks of referral

  • 75% of eligible patients receiving thrombolysis within 30 minutes of hospital arrival

  • 80–90% post-myocardial infarction patients discharged on aspirin, β-blockers, and statins and offered rehabilitation