Managers & Medicine

A study at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital trust found that 25 unstable angina patients out of 98 admitted to hospital with ischaemic heart disease were misclassified as having other conditions. Senior clinical research fellow Henry Purcell said: 'Our small study supports the impression that the official unstable angina figures do not match up to clinical practice.' The findings were important, and strategies were needed to fund and appropriately treat the large number of people affected by this life threatening disease, he said.