Evaluating Pre-Hospital Systems of Care for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in India

  • Huffman, Mark D (PD/PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Though ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, little is known about pre-hospital care of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). I propose a mixed methods project to evaluate facilitators and barriers to optimal pre-hospital systems of care through the use of focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews, to analyze baseline patient-level and emergency care-level characteristics as a sub-study of Acute Coronary Syndrome Quality Improvement in Kerala (ACS QUIK, PI: Huffman), and to conduct a systematic review of policy documents addressing pre-hospital ACS care at local, state, and national levels. I believe this work will identify areas for future interventions and result in the bidirectional transfer of novel interventions for ACS care between India and the US for mutual benefit.
Effective start/end date7/1/149/30/16


  • Vanderbilt University (VUMC44158 // 5R25TW009337-03)
  • John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences (VUMC44158 // 5R25TW009337-03)


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