Ischaemic heart disease

Big data, not big brother, the way forward in cardiac care

Australian patients, clinicians and health policy can benefit from a ‘big data’ approach to measuring patient outcomes following in-patient cardiac care. Early results from a data linkage analysis of over 100 million healthcare records from more than 1,000 hospitals suggest there is room to improve overall outcomes and consistency between hospitals. Cardiologist and National Heart ...

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