In reply: Guideline-discordant care in acute myocardial infarction: predictors and outcomes

Ian A Scott and Catherine M Harper
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04963.x
Published online: 18 November 2002

In reply: We thank Pearson for her kind comments and agree the design of our study1 prevented identification of all patient factors that may, quite reasonably, impact on clinicians' decisions to administer specific treatments to older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). These factors may also have precluded such patients from enrolment in clinical trials, the results of which underpin recommendations within clinical practice guidelines.

  • Ian A Scott
  • Catherine M Harper



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