Impact of a chest-pain guideline on clinical decision-making.

  title={Impact of a chest-pain guideline on clinical decision-making.},
  author={Soufiane Boufous and Peter Kelleher and Charles H Pain and Linda M Dann and Susan Ieraci and Bin B. Jalaludin and A Gray and Susan E Harris and Craig Philip Juergens},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={178 8},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a chest-pain guideline on clinical decision-making and medium-term outcomes of patients presenting to a hospital emergency department (ED) with non-traumatic chest pain. DESIGN Before-and-after guideline implementation study. SETTING Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney, NSW (454-bed metropolitan teaching hospital), in the six-month periods before and after guideline implementation in February 2001. PARTICIPANTS Patients presenting to the ED with non… CONTINUE READING