Patients dismissed from the hospital with a diagnosis of noncardiac chest pain: cardiac outcomes and health care utilization.

@article{Leise2010PatientsDF,
  title={Patients dismissed from the hospital with a diagnosis of noncardiac chest pain: cardiac outcomes and health care utilization.},
  author={Michael D Leise and G. Richard III Locke and Ross A. Dierkhising and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Guy S. Reeder and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2010},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={323-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of patients with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) who see a gastroenterologist, the type and frequency of gastrointestinal (GI) and cardiac tests performed, and the frequency of cardiac death. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain between January 1, 1985, and December 31, 1992, was identified through the Rochester Epidemiology Project. We assessed the frequency of ED… CONTINUE READING

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