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A meta-analysis of “hospital in the home”

Hugh G Dickson
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (4): 195. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11662
Published online: 4 March 2013

To the Editor: Caplan et al1 include in their meta-analysis a trial by Mather et al that compared home care with intensive care management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) between 1966 and 1968.2 A joint working party of the Royal College of Physicians and British Cardiac Society dismissed the results of this study because of design defects.3,4

  • Hugh G Dickson

  • Department of Ambulatory Care, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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