Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Allison and colleagues1 found that teaching hospitals have better processes
of care and outcomes for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
This is quite different from the results of our study2
of the same Cooperative Cardiovascular Project (CCP) data set. We found no
independent association between teaching status and survival.
Thiemann DR, Coresh J, Powe NR. Quality of Care at Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals. JAMA. 2000;284(23):2994-2995. doi:10.1001/jama.284.23.2993