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Table 2 Comparison MCD and MONICA (districts of Bruges and Ghent); 2002-4.

From: Do inter-hospital comparisons of in-hospital, acute myocardial infarction case-fatality rates serve the purpose of fostering quality improvement? An evaluative study

Bruges 2002-2004 Ghent 2002-2004
  Females Females
  Fatal Total Fatal Total
Age MONICA MCD MONICA MCD MONICA MCD MONICA MCD
  <1 h° ≥1 h° Subt.°°     <1 h ≥1 h Subt.    
25 - 34 y 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
35 - 44 y 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 3 2
45 - 54 y 0 1 1 1 12 10 1 2 3 2 18 13
54 - 64 y 0 6 6 1 23 23 5 4 9 2 29 28
65 - 74 y 5 14 19 6 71 65 6 11 17 5 59 54
Total 5 21 26 8 110 105 12 17 29 9 111 100
  Males Males
  Fatal Total Fatal Total
Age MONICA MCD MONICA MCD MONICA MCD MONICA MCD
  <1 h ≥1 h Subt.     <1 h ≥1 h Subt.    
25 - 34 y 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3
35 - 44 y 0 0 0 0 23 20 0 2 2 1 34 29
45 - 54 y 2 7 9 3 104 89 4 3 7 4 87 95
54 - 64 y 1 10 11 4 117 114 8 22 30 11 112 109
65 - 74 y 9 31 40 12 162 141 13 23 36 19 137 138
Total 12 48 60 19 407 365 25 50 75 35 374 374
  1. °: </≥1 hour: number of fatal cases having sojourned less than/at least one hour at the hospital before dying. This item is only registered in the MONICA registry; the MCD merely provides the day of decease without indicating whether the event took place within the first hour of admission or later on in the hospital stay.
  2. °°:Subt.: subtotal (MONICA registry): number of fatal cases having sojourned at least one hour at the hospital before dying and of the number of fatal cases having sojourned less than one hour at the hospital before dying
  3. MCD: Minimal Clinical Data; MONICA: Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Diseases register