Ou Yang, Melbourne Institute - Estimating short-term capacity: Theory and an application to invasive coronary angiography for acute myocardial infarction

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Title: Estimating short-term capacity: Theory and an application to invasive coronary angiography for acute myocardial infarction

Abstract: In this study we examine the role of short-term capacity in the case of treatment for acute myocardial infraction (AMI) or heart attacks. Due to its urgency, patients suffering from AMI are often sent to the nearest hospital. The short-term capacity of the hospital in delivering care is therefore paramount for patient wellbeing and survival. An innovative nonparametric approach with one-sided errors is employed to estimate a laboratory’s fluctuating short-term (SR) capacity which cannot be directly observed. Our results indicate significant short-term capacity effects, and the effects are higher for STEMI than NSTEMI patients, reflecting the greater importance of SR capacity due to the urgency of STEMI.

Presenter: Ou Yang, Melbourne Institute

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