Archive for September, 2007

CRUSADE: Contemporary Evaluation and Management of 200,000 High-Risk NSTE-ACS Patients

Contemporary Evaluation and Management of 200,000 High-Risk NSTE-ACS PatientsIt is our pleasure to present to you a summary report of the CRUSADE quality improvement initiative. In this EMCREG newsletter issue, over 200,000 patients teach us how we treat and can improve NSTEACS care. Health disparities, treatment patterns, and outcome trends remind us of how we can continue to learn and advance the care for our patients.The following pages summarize findings from key CRUSADE registry publications and forward critical lessons gleaned from this amazing collaborative endeavor between cardiology and emergency medicine. This demonstration of “real world” care of patients with ACS should give us pause and promote further vigilance in the comprehensive care of this high risk patient population. CRUSADE is a remarkable example of true quality improvement where increased guideline compliance translates to improved patient outcomes.

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