█ To Describe a comprehensive view (E.R/In-patient/Out-patient) of the current diagnostic & treatment strategies for patients with ACS
█ To Identify opportunities to improve the quality of care for patients with ACS:
■ Produce cardiac care Report cards and Critical pathways for hospitals.
■ Test usefulness of cardiac care Report cards and Critical pathways in improving the quality of cardiac care.
█ To create a permanent database tool for continuous quality measurement useful to both country-wide studies and to individual hospitals seeking to improve quality of care & allow comparison with local and national practice patterns (i.e: NOT how to choose a hospital when seeking cardiac care since the involved hospitals will be kept anonymous in the publication process).
█ To evaluate practice trends in the proper use of old &/or new tests & therapies, & encourage use of those with clear evidence and thus raise the standard of care & reduce the gap between guidelines and "real-life" practice.
█ To assess short term (1 month) and long term (1 year) morbidity and mortality of ACS patients, in addition to their compliance with proven medical therapies.
█ To evaluate the prevalence of "Not ACS" patients who were thought to be "ACS" and required hospital admission, and assessment of the clinical features and in-hospital outcomes between the 2 groups.
█ To foster collaborative interaction with other cardiovascular outcome assessment projects
█ To Develop hypotheses for future clinical research
█ To Increase public awareness of ACS management and outcome in our Arabian Gulf region compared to other countries.