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General hospital wards particularly perilous for heart patients

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The Guardian reports that patients with heart failure “are twice as likely to die if they are admitted to a general hospital ward rather than one specializing in cardiology, (British} research suggests.”

“Research published in the journal Heart has found that patients admitted to general NHS {National Health Service} wards are 2.5 times more likely to die than those admitted to cardiology wards.”

We wonder if there would be similar figures for the U.S. We suspect so.


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