Quality improvement intervention does not improve heart attack outcomes in India

Improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients who have experienced heart attacks, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, is a global health priority. But a recent study found that a locally adapted quality improvement toolkit was not better than usual care at decreasing major adverse cardiovascular events in heart attack patients in India. According to the authors, further research is needed to understand the lack of efficacy of the quality improvement intervention to improve care for heart attack patients. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was partly funded by NHLBI.