Interhospital transfer proportion for NSTEMI

Breakdown by of route of admission

Patients experience longer delays to treatment if the first hospital to which they are admitted does not have the capability to perform PCI. It is therefore best for patients with symptoms of a possible heart attack to be taken directly to a hospital that can perform this treatment.  Higher ‘direct admission’ to a PCI centre reduces delays to treatment and reduces overall time the patient needs to spend in hospital.