Outcomes and Resource Utilization in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United States: Evidence for Socioeconomic Disparities

Study Questions:

Socioeconomic status (SES) as reflected by residential zip code status may detrimentally influence a number of prehospital clinical, access-related, and transport variables that influence outcome for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing reperfusion. What is the impact of SES on in-hospital mortality, timely reperfusion, and cost of hospitalization following STEMI?