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Table 3 Major adverse events in public and private hospitals.

From: Socio economic crisis and mortality. Epidemiological testimony of the financial collapse of Argentina

  Private Hospitals   Public Hospitals  
  Crisis After Crisis   Crisis After Crisis  
  Frequency (%) Frequency (%) p value Frequency (%) Frequency (%) p value
Recurrent Ischemia 257 (22) 60 (16) 0.0063 304 (29) 169 (29) 0.9619
Myocardial infarction 96 (8.2) 12 (3.1) 0.0007 59 (5.6) 16 (2.7) 0.0090
CHF 143 (12) 29 (7.5) 0.0111 215 (20) 74 (13) <0.0001
Cardiogenic Shock 38 (3.2) 12 (3.1) 0.9014 42 (4.0) 26 (4.4) 0.6427
Ventricular Fibrillation 56 (4.8) 12 (3.1) 0.1699 82 (7.7) 45 (7.7) 0.9824
Ventricular Tachycardia 39 (3.3) 6 (1.6) 0.0701 36 (3.4) 22 (3.8) 0.6726
Renal Failure 75 (6.4) 15 (3.9) 0.0688 54 (5.1) 18 (3.1) 0.0654
AV block 35 (3.0) 7 (1.8) 0.2246 41 (3.9) 12 (2.1) 0.0542
Stroke 4 (0.3) 2 (0.5) 0.6408 13 (1.2) 9 (1.5) 0.6553
In-Hospital Death 50 (4.2) 9 (2.3) 0.0897 89 (8.4) 41 (7.0) 0.3109
  1. CHF: Congestive heart failure, AV Block: Atrial Ventricular Block. Myocardial infarction rates significantly decreased over time, as life threatening arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia, atrio/ventricular blockade, renal failure, and in-hospital death.