For Your Best Practices File: Detroit's "Heart Attack Kit"

Ten Detroit-area hospitals are taking better care than ever of their heart attack patients, a new study finds, thanks to a simple tool kit that helps physicians, nurses and patients remember to take advantage of all the proven therapies that national guidelines recommend.

Now, a higher percentage of the hospitals' patients receive certain key treatments in the hours, days and months after their heart attack. In some cases, the rate has approached 90 percent.

Those findings wer

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