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This data set records information from 480 patients from the Worcester Heart Attack Community Surveillance Study; the subjects are patients who had suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and were treated in one of the16 acute general hospitals in the Worcester, Massachusetts Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. The patients included here are from the start of the study in December 1975 until 1988, although the study continued until 2006. Results based on this study have been published in many reports, including Goldberg RJ, Gore JM, Alpert JS, Dalen JE. Recent changes in attack and survival rates of acute myocardial infarction (1975 through 1981). The Worcester Heart Attack Study. JAMA. 1986 May 23-30;255(20):2774-9. The data were published in Hosmer D.W. and Lemeshow, S. (1998) Applied Survival Analysis:Regression Modeling of Time to Event Data, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, NY
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