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Mortality in peripheral arterial disease: a comparison of patients managed by vascular specialists and general practitioners.

Authors
  • Brevetti, Gregorio
  • Oliva, Gabriella
  • Giugliano, Giuseppe
  • Schiano, Vittorio
  • De Maio, Julieta Isabel
  • Chiariello, Massimo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
May 01, 2007
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
639–644
Identifiers
PMID: 17354043
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Specialist management of patients with symptomatic PAD resulted in better survival than generalist management. This effect appears to be mainly caused by the more frequent use of effective medicines by specialists.

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