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Hospital laboratory reporting may be a barrier to detection of ‘microsize’ myocardial infarction in the US: an observational study

Monika M Safford1*, Gaurav Parmar1, Codrin S Barasch1, Jewell H Halanych1, Stephen P Glasser1, David C Goff2, Ronald J Prineas3 and Todd M Brown4

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1 Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Medical Towers 621, 1717 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-4410, USA

2 Colorado School of Public Health, Building 500, 3rd Floor, Suite 300, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA

3 Department of Epidemiology & Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1063, USA

4 Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 701 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007, USA

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:162  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-162

Published: 1 May 2013

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