Table 1

Goals of the American College of Cardiology Listing of Acute Coronary Syndrome Data Elements and Standardized Definitions

1. Facilitate data management in future trials and registries
2. Allow for more reliable comparisons of results between trials and registries
3. Facilitate clinical research
4. Allow for better quality-of-care assessment and improvement programs
5. Allow for development of performance measures
6. Facilitate possible transition to electronic medical records