Performance of comorbidity indices in measuring outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in Australian indigenous and non-indigenous patients
Internal Medicine Journal, 08/03/2012
Condon JR et al. – Comorbidity indices performed well in a population with very high chronic disease prevalence. After adjusting for comorbidity, short–term outcomes were similar for indigenous and non–indigenous AMI patients, but comorbidity at the time of the acute episode only partly explained the worse long–term outcomes for indigenous patients.