China National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases is conducting an Observational study in 2000 participants in order to to investigate and evaluate clinical performance and quality measures for adults with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in China. Further more, the investigates like to develop quality improvement strategies and relevant tools focusing on treatment and clinical outcome in patients with STEMI.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major concern in public health globally, as well as in China, and remarkable variations of resources available and health system performance have been noted. Acute myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity, both in rural and urban area.
This is a annually survey , through consecutively recruiting all eligible inpatients and collecting relevant medical information, the performance of all participating hospitals. Demographic characteristics, clinical features, diagnostic tests, medications, procedures, and in-hospital outcomes of patients will be obtained and then, the treatment pattern and outcomes will be evaluated.
Further, quality improvement strategies including summary of clinical performance and quality measures, clinical pathways and professional training will be organized for the purpose of quality improvement. All hospitals will consecutively recruit qualified patients in the same method adopted in baseline period. Then the reperfusion rates and other performance measures will be compared annually.
New knowledge will be generated about STEMI management in China, to improve STEMI patients prognosis in future.