ACS RISK SCORE
The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) is an international observational database designed to reflect data from an unbiased population of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in 200 hospitals in 28 countries from 1999 to 2009. The full spectrum of patients with suspected ACS events were included: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI) and ACS without biomarker release i.e. unstable angina (UA).
Data were collected from the first 10-20 patients admitted consecutively with suspected ACS per calendar month to all participating hospitals. 10% of all cases collected were audited on a regular basis to prevent case selection bias. Data were collected using an electronic case record form and forwarded to the co-ordinating centre, Centre for Outcomes Research, University of Massachusetts where analyses were performed. The study was designed and administered by an independent steering committee.1
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