Invasive management and late clinical outcomes in contemporary Australian management of acute coronary syndromes: observations from the ACACIA registry

Derek P Chew, John V Amerena, Steve G Coverdale, Jamie M Rankin, Carolyn M Astley, Ashish Soman and David B Brieger
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02325.x
Published online: 2 February 2009

In reply: It is often hoped that clinical studies can be “all things to all people”. Yet, in reality, clinical registries are optimally designed to answer a limited number of questions such as use of therapies, current treatment, and reassurance (but not proof) of treatment effectiveness.

  • Derek P Chew1
  • John V Amerena2
  • Steve G Coverdale3
  • Jamie M Rankin4
  • Carolyn M Astley1
  • Ashish Soman5
  • David B Brieger6

  • 1 Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Geelong Hospital, Geelong, VIC.
  • 3 Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, QLD.
  • 4 Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.
  • 5 Sanofi–Aventis Australia, Sydney, NSW.
  • 6 Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW.



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